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English 10 Honors 2015-2016 Summer Reading


 ENGLISH 12P: Week of May 4-8: As I know some of you will miss class due to a field trip, the assignments are posted here:

Monday 5/4: independent reading and annotation (continue this on your own please..you know what to do...)

Tuesday 5/5: computer lab: researching information for documentary films (continue on your own when not in lab...stay in contact with teammates)

Wed 5/6: Health studies: Ted.com "The Happy Secret to Better Work"  (Before: what most influences your productivity at school?  During: take notes  After: Summarize the talk/student speakers  *we may begin the doc film Man on Wire on this day...

Th/F: full documentary film: Inspiration: Man on WIre (as you view the film, take notes on the filmmaking strategies used such as home movies, live interview, single narrator, manipulating suspense.  After, write a paragraph in which you explain how this film inspires.  Student speakers

STUDENTS OF ENGLISH 10H and 12P, WELCOME TO SEMESTER 2.  PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING HOMEWORK, AND UPCOMING TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS.

WANT TO GET OFF TO A GREAT START IN THE NEW SEMESTER?  COME IN DURING LUNCH OR SEMINAR AND WORK ON ENGLISH.  YOU MAY CHOOSE TO READ QUIETLY, OR BE WRITING AS NEEDED. 

ENGLISH 12P: CALENDAR 3/2-3/6 :

THE COMPARATIVE ESSAY IS DUE AS A FINISHED COPY ON FRIDAY 3/6.  THAT MEANS A TYPED BEST EFFORT, WITH WORKS CITED AT THE END OF YOUR ESSAY.  NOT SURE ABOUT WORKS CITED?  GET ON-LINE HELP AT PURDUEOWL.

In class this week: use the information you gathered last week on the subject of cloning to (1) share information with your team, (2) discuss and review it, (3) form questions, and (4) debate them.  This activity will be linked to our study of Frankenstein this week.  You will also outline an idea for a science fiction story.

Finish reading Frankenstein chapters 1-7 by Wed.  Further reading on Thursday and Friday.  Earn points by having your book, reading steadily, answering questions, contributing to discussion.

ENGLISH 10H: CALENDAR 3/2-3/6: This week will include

Daily impromptu persuasive speeches: review your rhetorical strategies!

Argumentation (handout): read and discuss as a model; exercises in the forms of logic

A practice ICE process on persuasive writing.

As I Lay Dying: Comedy or Tragedy? reading, discussion and response

Review: Faulkner's style

Review: Benchmark assessment in non-fiction

New reading: Don Quixote

 

 

 

 

English 12P: CALENDAR 2/23-27:

Frankenstein: Read and answer study questions on Frankenstein, chapters 1-5; annotate elements of romanticism; internet research of ethical issues in contemporary science

BAP: I have commented on your comparative essay openings, but have not seen or checked your outlines.  The more essay openings I read, the more clearly I could see the need for the outlines.  I will check these for points on Th/Fri of this week.  Meanwhile, you must continue to progress toward a completed essay by March 5/6.  If you are having trouble with the essay, don't wait.  Make an appointment to see me or a writing tutor during seminar.

*BAP CALENDAR:

2/2 Book #2 reading notes are due; 2.5 pages wondering or explaining significance of quoted passages NOT SUMMARIES!; F-8 lab gather literary criticism

2/3 ICE due at the end of the period typed in F-8

2/5-6    bring BAP books to class; class lesson: how to write a thesis for comparative essay; approvals, gathering evidence; thesis due 2/9

2/9    how to write the comparative essay: models and structures

2/12-13 typed comparative essay thesis, outline and beginning due for commentary

3/6 comparative essay due *I will let you know which BAP due date you have 

3/20 BAP due date #1

4/3 BAP due date #2


English 10H: CALENDAR 2/23-27:

DUE: reading responses to As I Lay Dying (p65-164); continue to read and finish the novel by Wed 2/25.  We will review the book through the rest of the week, including reacting to literary criticism (lab research on Wed 2/25)

English 12P: CALENDAR February Vacation:

THere is no homework over the break, unless you know you have fallen behind.  Best ideas: review your two British works so you can be successful writing your comparative analysis.  See you Feb 23rd.

English 10H: CALENDAR February Vacation:

THe homework over the break is to continue reading As I Lay Dying (through page 165).  As you read, you are to pick a total of 10 of the 24 chapters, find an important passage, cite it, then explain its significance as well as how it connects to a previous passage in the book.  Approx 2.5 typed pages due Monday Feb 23rd.

English 12P: CALENDAR for the week of FEB 2-6:

MON: DUE: REflective essay on poetry (those who did not turn it in last week; 50 pts) DUE: BAP book #2 reading notes, 50 pts; intro to literary criticism and F-8 lab research

HW: prepare literary criticism for ICE #2 tomorrow

TUE: DUE: literary criticism printed and annotated; F-8 lab: write ICE#2 DUE @ end of class 100 pts *you may turn this in as late as double period

HW: no homework tonight if your BAP essay is finished

WED: library: get Frankenstein; film study of literary terms 

HW: bring both BAP books to class tomorrow and Franken; read @ how to write an original thesis @ OWL Purdue "Developing a Thesis"

T/F: BAP comparative essay assignment: how to write an original thesis: exercises; writing and approvals; reading Frankenstein intro and response; conclude film study LIT TERMS page DUE @ end of class

HW: revising thesis statements (some of you) DUE Mon 20 pts; reading Frankenstein (see reading schedule)

*FRANKENSTEIN READING CALENDAR: You may be quizzed on material as follows:

Week of 2/9-13: Read Ch 1-5;

Week of 2/16-20: vacation (review)

Week of 2/23-27: Read Ch 6-10

Week of 3/2-6: Read Ch 11-15

Week of 3/9-13: Read Ch 16-20

Week of 3/16-20: Read Ch 21-end

 

English 10H: CALENDAR for the week of FEB 2-6:

MON: check in: an argument for literature and excerpt from Dead Poets; analysis of rhetorical devices "The Wilderness Society"

continue Reading as Conversation; sentence patterns

HW: typed first copy of argument for literature due Tues 2/3

TUE: DUE: essay first copy; intro to As I Lay Dying; reading and essay conferencing

HW: organization and review

WED: active voice exercise; introduction of As I Lay Dying; reading and response to CH 1-3; rhetorical purposes in fiction (Faulkner)

HW: reading and response Ch 1-3; essay revision

FRI: oral discussion of As I Lay Dying; reading and response; essay conferencing

HW: locate Isaac Asimov's "The Case Against Man", read it, respond by writing your own case against something 200-300w and using at least one analogy; essay revision and rewriting (final copy due friday 2/13)

 

ENGLISH 10H: CALENDAR for the week of JAN 26-30:

MON:    Reading quiz: 1984; Reading as Conversation responses

            HW: Read Orwell's "Why I Write;" record notes that answer the question his essay title poses

TUE:    Reading as Conversation: responses continued; An Argument from the POV of Big Brother

            HW: finish your argument from the POV of Big Brother

WED:    F-8 lab: researching support for essay in favor of studying literature; essay

            HW: essay continued: compose 2 separate beginnings, each of approx 150 words in answer to the following prompt: WRITE AN ESSAY THAT PERSUADES ITS AUDIENCE OF THAT THE STUDY OF LITERATURE IN SCHOOLS IS VALUABLE.  YOU MUST UTILIZE A VARIETY OF RHETORICAL STRATEGIES (see our list of strategies @ nb#1, 2) WHICH FEATURES THE USE OF LOGOS, AND INCLUDES RESEARCHED FACTS OR OPINIONS.  1000-2000 words with Works Cited.

FRI:    essay in support of literature continued; applying rhetorical devices; conclude Reading as Conversation

            HW: finish essay in support of studying literature as first copy (due Tue 2/3)

ENGLISH 12P: Week of 1/23-30

MON    subordination exercise text p 263; nb#5 A.write an argument in favor of living either in a metropolis or at the edge of wilderness B.paraphrase Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love text p266; C. explain the strategy the shepherd uses to declare his love

            HW: 2nd BAP book due 2/2 w/notes

TUE    nb#6 A. write a counter-argument to your first argument (city/country) in the form of a rebuttal; B. paraphrase The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd; C. explain the strategy used to address love; continued nb#4 film study/literary terms

            HW: see above

WED    nb#7 A. write an extended metaphor in which you compare a person to an unexpected subject (ex: person x = a city, a book, ...); B. paraphrase Shakespeare's sonnet 130; C. explain the speaker's strategy for declaring love

            HW: review poetry notes!

T/F        poetry test; choose nb#1-3, 5-7 as the subject of a reflective essay DUE in class; nb#4 film study/literary terms; how to prepare for BAP ICE#2

            HW: see above (BAP book #2 reading notes due Monday 2.5 pgs wonder/explain significance)

 

ENGLISH 10H: CALENDAR for the week of JAN 20-23:

TUES:     Intro to Persuasive Writing: An Argument Against Literature and notes on strategies

                HW: 1. Google to locate and read "America Needs Its Nerds" by Leonid Fridman.  As you read, notice the rhetorical strategies used by the author.  I will have a copy of this essay for you in class on Wed.

                        2. Read "The Principles of Newspeak" which appears after the completion of the story 1984

WED:      continued notes on strategies of persuasive writing, exercises in rhetorical devices; an annotation and response to "America Needs its Nerds."

                HW: Locate your response to 1984 from summer 2014. Re-read the section of the novel in which Winston acquires a copy of "The Book."  As you review, be able to explain what the book contains, who created it and why, as well as how this aspect of the novel 1984 provides an example of the manipulative propaganda of the Party. 

FRI:        We will finish our responses to "Nerds" and exercises in rhetorical devices.  Silent reading (30 minutes), sharing,  and response to Big Brother's use of rhetorical strategies/propoganda.  Revising an argument against literature.

                HW: a weekend to complete any unfinished review of 1984. (Next week: you'll write persuasively from the points of view of The Party (O'Brien).

 

ENGLISH 12P: Calendar for the week of Jan 20-23:

TUES:    Personal Response: declaration of love and film clip examples (notes)

                HW: Complete the reading of book #2 (BAP) by Feb 2, with an accompanying 2.5 pages of reading notes on the 2nd half of the book.  (Remember, these are to be a combination of "what you wonder" and "explaining the importance of quoted passages" NOT SUMMARIES.

WED:    conclude film clips, personal response #2 what are the most beautiful things you have ever seen? OR how will you live on after death? Read Spenser's Sonnet 75; notes and analysis

                HW: BAP

T/FR:    personal response #3 Describe something beautiful. 150+ words.   Read Sydney's Sonnet 39; notes and analysis; Film study: A romantic comedy through literary devices; further notebook organization.

                HW: BAP (notes and completed reading by 2/2)

 

 


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