English 9, Quarter 3, 2009-2010

Class 1
HW due: none
(new seating chart)
1. Semester 1 reflection
2. Return and discuss narrative essays and finals
3. Sentence Pattern - skip
4. The Short Story
  • what is it?
  • focus for this unit: elements of literature, writing about literature, discussion
  • read "The Veldt" (define veldt)
    • annotate using the Post-it Response Strategies
HW:
1. bring Romeo and Juliet and Candide
2. complete "The Veldt" with annotations
  • about two annotations per page

Class 2
HW due: turn in RJ and Candide; "The Veldt" completed with 1-2 annotations per page;
1. Sentence pattern 2
2. RJ and Candide turn in
  • create post-it poster
2. "The Veldt"
  • share annotation insight
  • review plot structure "The Veldt" Plot Analysis.pdf
    • groups assigned to different elements display on white-board
  • review elements of literature: see handout
  • What questions remain?
  • discussion procedure for next class
HW:
1. complete the following handout in preparation for a graded discussion on "The Veldt" Questions for Discussion The Veldt.pdf

Class 3
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern 3
2. complete plot review - use handout
3. Shared Inquiry Discussion - "The Veldt"
  • explain procedure
  • use HW sheet
4. One Paragraph Essay (OPE)
  • introduce
  • this is a draft
  • include a sentence pattern in the draft
HW:
1. OPE answering one of the questions from "The Veldt"
  • submit to Turnitin

Class 4
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern 4
2. complete Shared Inquiry discussion
  • After the discussion, did you…
    Change your mind? How?
    Keep the same answer? Why?
    Hear a new idea that you liked? What?
3. One Paragraph Essay (OPE)
  • consider examples
  • revise student thesis statements
  • revise / edit partner's OPE on Turnitin
HW:
1. submit your revised "The Veldt" OPE to Turnitin
  • submit in the "revision" folder (C Block only)
2. read "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse.pdf

Class 5
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Patterns 5
2. OPE
  • student samples
  • does your thesis answer the question?
  • summary vs. analysis
  • revise with a partner
3. "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse"
  • contemplate questions
  • compare to "The Veldt"
HW:
1. submit your final draft of "The Veldt" OPE to "Revision 2" on Turnitin
2. write a first draft of "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" OPE - bring it on your computer - no submission to Turnitin yet

Class 6
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern 6
2. "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse"
  • contemplate questions
  • compare to "The Veldt"
3. One Paragraph Essay (OPE)
  • consider examples
  • use of textual evidence
    • introduction of textual evidence
    • summary or analysis of textual evidence?
  • revise with partner
    • thesis, summary vs. analysis, use of textual evidence
    • Where is your sentence pattern??
HW:
1. revise your "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" OPE
  • make sure you include one sentence pattern
  • SUBMIT YOUR FINAL DRAFT TO TURNITIN.COM

Class 7
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern class 7
2. blog introduction
  • purpose
  • set-up
HW:
1. review for Sentence Pattern quiz

Class 8
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern #1-6 quiz
2. Poetry
  • make the connection across genres
    • Elements of Fiction handout
  • read "Janet Waking"
    • use Elements of fiction to comprehend
  • introduce TP-CASTT analysis
  • irony in "Introduction to Poetry "
3. time to blog
  • brain storm a list of 'intellectual' topics
HW: none due to Lunar New Year Holiday (Work on your bolg if you are inspired to do so.)

Class 9
HW due: none
E Block: Sentence Pattern Quiz
1. Sentence Pattern 9
  • return quiz
2. "Janet Waking" continued
  • now TP-CASTT analysis
  • share analysis - students label
3. "Introduction to Poetry"
  • read
  • define unknown terms
  • read a second time
  • oral TP-CASTT analysis
4. "Ex-Basketball Player"
  • read
  • define unknown terms
  • read a second time
  • begin work on TP-CASTT analysis
5. time to work on blog
HW:
1. TP-CASTT analysis for "Ex-Basketball Player"
  • clearly label each section
  • don't post it to wiki - bring it on your computer
  • see Poetry page for analysis elements
2. brainstorm a list of intellectual topics for your blog

Class 10
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern 10 (pattern 7) (E Block needs class 9)
2. complete "Introduction to Poetry" analysis
3. groups present "Ex-Basketball Player"
4. group analysis of "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark"
5. elements in your "Analysis Portfolio" by next week
  • "Ex-Basketball Player"
  • "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark"
  • selected poem from Poetry 180
HW:
1. TP-CASTT analysis of "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark"

Class 11

C Block: Poetry Presentation
HW due: TP-CASTT analysis of "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark" - but this will not be collected until Friday
Additional HW: make your first blog post

E Block: regular class
HW due: TP-CASTT analysis of "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark"
1. Sentence pattern 9 and 10 and 11 needed!!
  • return quiz
2. poetry
  • examine personification example
  • read your poem to your partner
  • see revised TP-CASTT analysis
  • share your analysis with a new partner
3. blog
  • set-up RSS reader, cluster map
  • post URL on Blogs for blocks C and E
  • introduction blog (what your blog is about) and blog #1 assigned
  • graded at end of quarter - see rubric - 10 total blogs posts for quarter 3 (Friday, April 9th end of 3rd quarter)
HW:
Note: we don't have a regular class until next Wednesday, so
1. select a poem from Poetry 180 to analyze using the TP-CASTT method
  • copy and paste the poem onto a word processing document, and complete your analysis below the poem
  • the poem must be longer than one stanza
  • bring your analysis on your computer
  • make sure your analysis is thorough
  • be prepared to share your poem and analysis
2. blog
  • in the 'about' section, explain what your blog will be about
  • post your first blog entry

Class 12

C Block: Regular Class
HW due: TP-CASTT analysis of "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark"; first blog post
1. Sentence pattern 12
2. poetry
  • examine personification example
  • read your poem to your partner
  • see revised TP-CASTT analysis
  • share your analysis with a new partner
3. narrative poem
  • use pre-writing from class with Mr. Salinger or your personal narrative
  • select key words and phrases
  • write them out (maintaining the chronological order) into a poem
  • focus on dense imagery - like "Traveling Through the Dark"
  • poem needs to be at least ten lines
4. blog
  • set-up RSS reader, cluster map
  • post URL on Blogs for blocks C and E
  • introduction blog (what your blog is about) and blog #1,2 assigned
  • graded at end of quarter - see rubric - 10 total blogs posts for quarter 3 (Friday, April 9th end of 3rd quarter)
HW:
1. select a poem from Poetry 180 to analyze using the TP-CASTT method
  • copy and paste the poem onto a word processing document, and complete your analysis below the poem
  • the poem must be longer than one stanza
  • bring your analysis on your computer
  • be prepared to share your poem and analysis
2. complete your narrative poem - 10 lines minimum
3. blog
  • in the 'about' section, explain what your blog will be about
  • post your second blog entry - maybe make it your narrative poem with an explanation?

E Block: Poetry Presentation
HW due next Wednesday
  • TP-CASTT analysis of selected poem from Poetry 180
  • use your narrative or the pre-writing from the class with Mr. Salinger to create a narrative poem - listen for the directions in class
  • post two blog entries - maybe make one your narrative poem with an explanation?


Class 13
HW due: narrative poem; you should have two blog posts; TP-CASTT of one poem from Poetry 180
1. sentence pattern
2. poetry
  • with your partner
    • read your Poetry 180 poem aloud
    • share your analysis
    • write down two questions you still have about your analysis
  • share your narrative poem with your partner
  • whole class
    • selected groups share a Poetry 180 poem, the TP-CASTT analysis, and two questions
  • be prepared for a TP-CASTT quiz next class
3. poetry 'portfolio' DUE NEXT CLASS
  • you need to print the following for the next class, making sure each TP-CASTT analysis is clearly labeled (see Poetry for example):
    • "Ex-Basketball Player" TP-CASTT analysis
    • "Richard Cory" or "Traveling Through the Dark" TP-CASTT analysis
    • selected Poetry 180 poem TP-CASTT analysis (you must print the poem as well)
    • your narrative poem (must include a title)
4. bolgging
  • do you have two posts?
  • are you categorizing your posts?
  • do you have a cluster map?
  • is your blog url posted to the Blogs for blocks C and E wiki page?
  • have you set-up an RSS reader?
HW:
1. TP-CASTT quiz (a poem selected by Mr. Stephens)
2. poetry 'portfolio' hard copy (see above for requirements)
3. 1-2 blog post this week (10 total needed by April 9th)

Class 14
HW due: see above
1. poetry quiz (TP-CASTT)
2. Sentence Pattern 14
3. The Metamorphosis
  • introduction
  • connection to The Death of Ivan Ilych
4. time to blog
  • categorize
  • use links
  • RSS reader completed? (NewsGator and NewsFire are options if you don't like Google Reader)
  • comments on a friend's blog
HW:
1. read the first six paragraphs of The Metamorphosis
  • complete analysis of first six paragraphs
  • bring your copy of The Death of Ivan Ilych (if at all possible), but you can use the e-version if necessary
2. read pages 45 and 46 in The Art of Styling Sentences
3. make sure you have 3-4 total blog posts
  • include links beyond your blog
  • check your RSS reader and comment on a friend's blog
  • blogs evaluated April 9th

Class 15
HW due: see above
1. Sentence Pattern 15
2. return poetry quiz
3. The Metamorphosis
  • define "metamorphosis"
  • view film with notes
  • review first six paragraphs
4. time to read and bolg
  • you need one blog post for this week
HW:
1. complete Part 1of The Metamorphosis

Class 16
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern for class 16 (pattern 9)
2 The Metamorphosis
  • did you circle unknown or unfamiliar words as you read?
  • complete film
  • discuss notes and 'discussion question' - What causes Gregor's metamorphosis?
HW:
1. read Part 2 of The Metamorphosis
  • On the back of the discussion questions sheet for part one, take notes and identify passages that will allow you to discuss the following questions:
    • How does Gregor become alienated from his family?
    • How does Gregor attempt to retain his humanity?
    • How do the sister, mother, and father change?
  • continue to circle unknown or unfamiliar words as you read

Class 17
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns - skip
2. The Metamorphosis
  • discuss questions
3. time to read/blog
HW:
1. Read Part 3 of The Metamorphosis
  • continue to circle unknown/unfamiliar words
2. Take notes and identify passages that will allow you to discuss the following questions:
SPECIAL NOTE: You do not need extensive preparation for these discussion questions - bullet points are fine and you only need specific textual support for the questions - one piece of textual support per question is fine (just write the page # in your notes).
Part 3 Questions:
  • How is the family depicted in the final section?
  • How does the sister’s behavior toward Gregor change?
  • How do the family members refer to Gregor in the final section?
  • How does the family react to Gregor’s death?
Questions for Sections 1-3
  • How do Gregor’s family members change over the course of the short story?
  • Why do Gregor’s family members change over the course of the short story? (think motivation)
3. Make sure you have completed at least one blog post for this week.


Class 18
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern for class 18
2. The Metamorphosis
  • return quiz
  • review questions with partner
  • whole class discussion
  • symbolism and allegory in The Metamorphosis
3. time to blog - RSS reader
HW:
1. Identify and interpret at least ten symbols from The Metamorphosis (possible symbols identified on the linked page).
2. Analyze The Metamorphosis as a allegory of the modern 'everyman.' Find at least two pieces of evidence FOR YOUR ASSIGNED SECTION and thoroughly explain how your evidence supports the 'everyman' interpretation.
3. You should have at least five blog posts at this point.

Class 19
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern class 19
2. review allegory (explore link) and symbol
3. The Metamorphosis
  • symbols
  • allegory of everyman
    • groups record responses on class wiki page
    • share
  • return quiz
  • further discussion of questions if time allows
  • essay after spring break
4. blogs
  • eight blogs due April 9th
  • review rubric
  • RSS reader
HW:
C Block:
  • review the blog rubric
  • one new blog post - be ready to share
E Block: none - Spring Break
  • it would be an excellent time to read a good book!!

Class 20 Metamorphosis writing
HW due: a new blog post
1. sentence pattern for class 20
2. The Metamorphosis
  • allegorical elements in parts 1,2,3
  • OPE assignment
    • analyze elements of example
    • time to write a thesis
  • return quiz
3. blogging
  • RSS reader
  • time to blog
HW:
C block: none - Spring Break
  • it would be an excellent time to read a good book!
E block:
  • Metamorphosis OPE draft submitted to Turnitin.com

Class 21
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns
2. Metamorphosis
C Block:
  • review allegory
  • thesis reminder
  • quotation introductions - see handout
  • time to write
E Block:
  • revising example
  • time to revise and consult with Mr. Stephens
3. blogging reminders
  • eight posts due April 9th
HW:
C block: The Metamorphosis OPE draft submitted to Turnitin.com
E block: The Metamorphosis OPE Revision submitted to Turnitin.com

Class 22
HW due: see above
1. check out Things Fall Apart and Animal Farm
  • bring your ID card and any overdue books
2. stop by the library and find a World Literature Book for the second semester
  • you will be reading this book over the course of the fourth quarter
  • like the first semester, it needs to be a novel (or biography or travel log) written by an author from a country other than the U.S. or the U.K. OR be set in a country other than the U.S. or the U.K.
  • if you don't find a book in the library, you may bring on from home or purchase one from the local English language bookstore
  • you must have a physical copy of this book by Monday, April 12th. (There is not enough time to order from overseas.)
3. introduction to Things Fall Apart
  • What do you know about Africa (history, languages, people, cultures, countries, etc.)?
  • handout #1: introduction, key terms, POV, and explanation of cultural elements chart
  • handout #2: character chart
  • handout #3: chapters 1-2 questions
  • Why read TFA and and a note on the cultural comparison paper...
4. sentence pattern (if time allows)
5. blogging reminder: eight posts due by Friday, April 9th
6. C block: OPE revising handout
HW:
C block:
1. read Things Fall Apart chapters 1-2
  • complete the "Cultural Elements Chart"
  • answer your assigned chapter 1-2 questions (1-5 or 6-10 or 11-15 or 16-20)
  • begin the "Character Chart"
2. continue working on your blog
E block:
1. read Things Fall Apart chapters 1-2
  • complete the "Cultural Elements Chart"
  • answer your assigned chapter 1-2 questions
2. continue working on your blog

Class 23
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern
2. Things Fall Apart
  • share responses to questions
  • cultural elements discussion
  • character chart
  • introduce literature circles
    • form groups; assign roles for next class
3. Independent World Lit. book - needed by April 12th
  • don't select a book that is too long
  • begin reading your book if you have it
4. grades will be updated this week
5. blogs - eight posts due by Friday, April 9th
6. time to work:
  • C block: work on revising Met. OPE - due Thursday, April 8th
  • E block: time to read or blog
HW:
C block:
1. Metamorphosis OPE due Thursday
2. TFA ch 3-6 (35) and role preparation for literature circle discussion #1
3. continue blogging
E block:
1. TFA ch 3-6 (35) and role preparation for literature circle discussion #1
2. continue blogging

Class 24
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns
2. Things Fall Apart
  • see Literature Circle Discussion Skills
  • fill out card - three things you should do during the discussion - Literature Circle Discussion Skills
    • note on grading
  • literature circle discussion #1
    • Characterization Analyst (3-5min)
    • Cultural Consultant (3-5min)
    • Cultural Evaluator (3-5min)
    • Discussion Director (10min)
  • reflection
  • determine role for next lit. circle (class #26)
3. C block only: revise Metamorphosis OPE
4. blogging
  • you will have time to blog on Friday
  • eight total blog posts required by Saturday, April 10th, 8:00am
5. World Lit book reminder: physical copy due Monday, April 12th
HW:
C block:
1. TFA ch 7-9
2. Metamorphosis OPE final draft submitted to Turnitin.com by Friday @ 10:40am
3. World Lit book reminder: physical copy due Monday, April 12th
E block:
1. TFA, ch 7-9 (35), expect quiz
2. eight total blog posts required by Saturday, April 10th, 8:00am
3. World Lit book reminder: physical copy due Tuesday, April 13th

Class 25
HW due: see above
1. reading quiz ch 7-9
2. sentence pattern
3. Things Fall Apart
  • short discussion
  • determine roles for lit circle discussion #2
4. C block only: OPE revising
  • Metamorphosis OPE final draft submitted to Turnitin.com by Friday @ 10:40am
5. E block: time to read TFA
6. World Lit book physical copy due Monday, April 12th
HW:
C Block:
  • Metamorphosis OPE final draft submitted to Turnitin.com by Friday @ 10:40am
  • eight total blog posts required by Saturday, April 10th, 8:00am
  • TFA, ch 10-13 (39) due Tuesday
  • Prep for Discussion #2 due Tuesday
  • World Lit book reminder: physical copy due Tuesday, April 13th
E Block:
  • you don't have class 25 until Monday, April 13th
  • TFA, ch 10-13 (39) due Tuesday
  • Prep for Discussion #2 due Tuesday
  • World Lit book reminder: physical copy due Tuesday, April 13th



Special Note: Mr. Stephens will be absent for the Extra Class on Friday, April 9th. Please carefully read the instructions below and be respectful to the substitute. Thank you.
Friday, April 9th, Extra Class, English 9, Blocks C and E
HW due: C block only: Metamorphosis OPE final draft submitted to Turnitin.com by @ 10:40am
1. This snow make up class is a silent work time. You must silently work on one of the following:
  • eight blog posts due tomorrow (Saturday), April 10th by 8:00am
    • (don't worry if you still are lacking the cluster map and/or RSS reader)
  • read Things Fall Apart chapter 7-13 in preparation for discussion #2 on Tuesday, April 13th
    • C block: you have already taken the quiz on ch 7-9, so read ch 10-13 and prepare for the discussion
    • E block: you will have a quiz over ch 7-9 on Monday, April 12th; you will then have discussion #2 over ch 7-13 on Tuesday, April 13th. You need to determine your new discussion role for discussion #2 (class 26)
2. Reminders:
  • World Lit book reminder: physical a copy to your first class next week
  • eight blog posts due tomorrow (Saturday), April 10th by 8:00am
HW:
C block: see HW for Class 25
E block: see HW for Class 24




for quarter 4 go to: Daily Class Schedule Quarter 4 (classes 25-46)