May 31, 2013
  • Grammar Friday: Parallelism Review
  • 20th Cenury Lierature: Read Joyce (p.984) and Woolf (p.1122)
    • Answer the question for each: "How does the text demonstrate the values of the 20th century?"
  • Jeopar(o)dy Review
  •    Just for Fun: Regular's Jeopar(o)dy Review
Turn-in: 20th Century Reflective Paragraphs
HW:  Review Grid(due next class)
May 29, 2013
  • Grammar Wednesday: Parallelism
  • Poetry of the 20th Century
    • D.H. Lawrence "Snake"
        • Find examples of ideophones, metaphors, allusion, personification, simile, onomatopoeia, and alliteration
    • Dylan Thomas "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"
  • The Stranger Final
  • Independent Reading and Analysis of James Joyce & Virginia Woolf
Turn-in: The Stranger Final
HW: Begin CA Review
May 24, 2013
  • "Naming of Parts" Analysis
  • Interpretation of W.B. Yeats (one page short essay explaining poem of choice)
Turn-in: Turn in analyses, ESSAY DUE
HW:  finish The Stranger by May 29th
May 22, 2013
  • Trench Poets
    • Siegfried Sassoon (answer question 1-6 in textbook)
    • Wilfred Owens (find 2 examples of cacophony, explain imagery)
    • Answer: How do the trench poets "write back" to their society?
  • Existentialism Overview
  • Check-out The Stranger read by May 29th
Turn-in: Turn in poet analysis
HW: Revise essay of choice into a 3-4 page in perfect MLA format, ESSAY DUE NEXT CLASS
May 20, 2013
  • Compare the two in a short paragraph:
      A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

    Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park

  • The 20th Century Notes
  • Trench Poets Begun
    • Siegfried Sassoon (p. 925, answer questions 1-6)
  • Essays returned, debriefed and assignment given (DUE 24th)

Turn-in: Comparison paragraphs, six questions
HW: Revise essay of choice into a 3-4 page in perfect MLA format

May 16, 2013

Turn-in: Brave New World concept write-ups
HW: None

May 14, 2013
  • Character Sketch
  • Propaganda Presentation
  • Discussion- Brave New World
Turn-in: Propaganda Project Work
May 10, 2013
  • Finished The Importance of Being Earnest
    • Examples of humor
  • Propaganda Project Work Time

Turn-in: Examples of humor
HW: BNW and Propaganda Presentations

May 8, 2013
  • Classical Conditioning
    • Paragraph on how classical conditioning is demonstrated in Brave New World, 1984, and everyday
  • Propaganda Project Step 1 & 2 completed
  • Continue The Importance of Being Earnest (p.23-35)
    • Find 3 examples each of epigrams, puns, and the characteristics of farce

Turn-in: Paragraph, Steps 1&2, Examples of humor in Earnest
HW: Brave New World

May 6, 2013

Turn-in: Propaganda in the Real World Homework
HW: Brave New World

May 2, 2013

Turn-in: Frayer model,  & group work sheet.
HW: Continue reading Brave New World.
Propaganda in the Real World Activity

April 26, 2013
  • Timed Essay: Victorian Poetry (45 minutes)
  • Nonsense!
  • Writing Nonsense

Turn-in: Nonsense Writing
HW: Study for Mid-Term (

April 24, 2013
  • Brave New World Handout and discussion
  • Timed essays returned and discussed
  • Imperialism
    •  Rudyard Kipling
      • "Mark of the Beast"
      • "White Man's Burden"
      • "If"
  • Stoic Victorian Poetry
    • "Invictus"
    • "If"
  • Essay Overview

Turn-in: Nothing
HW: Read BNW

April 22, 2013
  • Late Victorian Poetry Grid Finished
  • Essay overview and preperation
    • Review Early Victorian poetry and concepts
  • Imperialism
    • Rudyard Kipling "Mark of the Beast"

Turn-in: Nothing
HW: Read BNW

April 18,  2013
  • Late Victorian Poetry
    • Paradox of Progress- Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"
    • Thomas Hardy- "Ah, Are You Digging on my Grave?" p.857
    • A.E. Housman
      • "When I was One-And-Twenty" (p.863)
      • "To an Athlete Dying Young" (p.865)

Turn-in: Nothing
HW: Read BNW

April 16, 2013
  • Aldous Huxley Background
  • Jigsaw of BNW concepts
  • Begin Late Victorian poetry
    • Thomas Hardy, "The Darkling Thrush"
Turn-in: Nothing
HW: Begin reading BNW
April 12, 2013
Turn-in: All Connection Reflections DUE
HW: None. Missed Seminar? Write essay. Essay prompt is in the above link.

April 10, 2013

Turn-in: Poems
HW: Finish 1984, Socratic Seminar preparation due next class

April 8, 2013
  • 1984 Quiz on the philosophy of Goldstein
  • Robert Browning Dramatic Monologue Poems
    • "The Last Duchess" answer questions 1,2,3, & 5
    • "Porphyria's Lover" answer questions 1-6, & 8
Turn-in: Quiz, poetry questions, and 1984 connections
HW: Finish 1984

March 27, 2013
Turn-in: EBB Worksheet, Connection Reflections
HW: Read pages 148-215 of 1984, Quiz on book after break
March 25, 2013
  • The Victorian Woman
    • Cult of Domesticity and True Womanhood
    • Analysis of "The Lady of Shalott"
  • "The Lady of Shalott" Timed Essay (50 minutes)

TURN-IN: Timed Essay
HW: No Reading and Connection Reflection this time

March 20, 2013
  • 1984 Concepts: Group discussion & Presentation
    • propaganda, isolation, conformity, Big Brother, apathy, newspeak, human dignity, and fea
  • Imagery Review
    • Seven Line Imagery Poem
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • "The Lady of Shalott" read
    • imagery analyzed

TURN-IN: Connections Journal Entry, Imagery Poem and imagery analysis of "The Lady..."
HW: Read 1984 and Connections assignment

March 19, 2013
  • Jigsaw 1984 & Contemporary World
  • Continued Victorian Era Background Information
  • Began Victorian Era Background Prezi (See Assignment Page
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • "Tears, Idle Tears" Annotated

TURN-IN: Connections Journal Entry, Victorian Background Information Packet
HW: Read 1984 and Connections assignment

March 15, 2013- HSPE Days
  • Discussion 1984
  • Continued Victorian Era Background Information
  • Began Victorian Era Background Lecture (See Senior Files Page)

TURN-IN: Connections Journal Entry
HW: Read 1984 and Connections assignment

March 13, 2013- HSPE Days

TURN-IN: Connections Journal Entry
HW: Read 1984 and Connections assignment

March 11, 2013- First Day of Trimester 3
  • Syllabus, expectations and introductions
    • Information Sheet Filled
  • Book Checkout: 1984
  • George Orwell and 1984- History and Context presentation (See Senior Files Page)
  • Began reading 1984
    • Discussion: How does the novel fit the genre of dystopian fiction?
Turn-In: Information Sheet
HW: Read Pages 5-27 of 1984 and write Connections response

Last Modified on June 3, 2013