English 9B with Walsh


April 3:
-Review Syllabus
-Read Introduction Letter and write one of your own (1 page telling me about yourself). 

April 4:
-Due: Introduction Letter
-Discuss Mythology Project Expectations (Due 4/12)


April 5:
-Read Ages of Man and answer questions at the end (Due 4/6)
-Begin reading The Odyssey (Introduction and Book One)

April 6:
-Due: Ages of Man Questions
-Read The Odyssey (pg.3 - 5)

April 7:
-Read The Odyssey (pg.5 - 6)

April 10:
-Read pages 6-7 in The Odyssey 
-Work on mythology project/presentation. It is due tomorrow.

April 11:
-Read pages 7-9 in your Odyssey packet.
-Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day.

April 12:
-Read pages 9-11 in your Odyssey packet.
-Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day through the end of the week.

April 13:
- Read "Blindness" and create a Venn Diagram comparing Odysseus' version of the Cyclops story, and the version told in "Blindness" (see the "Odyssey Unit" link to the right for a copy of the reading). 
- Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day through the end of the week.

April 14:
-The rest of the mythology presentations are due today.
-Read pages 11-14 in The Odyssey. 

April 17:
-Read pages 14-18 in The Odyssey

April 18:
-Read pages 18 - 21 in The Odyssey
Due: Epic Hero Cycle Chart - Please talk to Walsh if you need this.

April 19:
-Read pages 21 - 24 in The Odyssey

April 20:
-Odyssey review day

April 21:
-Odyssey exam on Monday. The exam is several short answer questions and a longer essay. Talk to Walsh if you need to make the exam up.
-See Odyssey Study Guide and ensure you're familiar with all the terms and how they relate to The Odyssey.

April 24:
-Odyssey exam
-Odyssey discussion questions handed out. Be prepared for an in-class discussion tomorrow.

April 25:
-In-class Odyssey discussion.

April 26:
-Read Prologue to pg. 7 in Romeo and Juliet.

April 27:
-Read pg. 7 to pg. 9 in Romeo and Juliet.
-Intro to Shakespeare slides and notes. Notes due at the end of class. Talk to Walsh if you need to make this up.

April 28:
-Read pg. 9 to Scene IV. 

May 1:
-Skip Scene IV, and begin Scene V (bottom of pg. 13).

May 2:
-Read to Act II Prologue (pg. 15)

May 3:
-Read to Act II Scene III (pg. 18)

May 4:
-Read to Act II Scene IV, Skip Scene IV!, and continue Scene V to pg. 23
-Close reading of Friar Laurence's entry speech. Talk to Walsh if you need to make this up.

May 5:
-Read Scene IV and continue Act III to pg. 26

May 8:
-Read Act III Scene II to bottom of pg. 29
-Write and turn in Close Reading Paragraph (talk to Walsh if you need to make this up).

May 9:
-Read to pg. 31 (Scene V)

May 10:
-Read to pg. 34 (Act IV)

May 11:
-Read to pg. 37 (to Scene IV)

May 12:
-Read Act V Scene I (pg. 40) to Scene III (pg. 42)

May 15:
-Finish reading play
-Complete and turn in Day / Night Motif Close Reading (talk to Walsh to make up)

May 16:
-Discuss final writing piece for Romeo and Juliet (discuss with Walsh if you did not get this)
-Begin group skits of specific scenes

May 17:
-Continue group skit creation

May 18:
-Present skits

May 19:
-Begin final Romeo and Juliet essay assignment. Focus on brainstorming topics and finding a thesis.
-Check out and begin To Kill a Mockingbird (read Chapters 1 and 2)

May 22:
-Discuss TKAM (setting, time period, author)
-Continue work on R&J essays (focus on finding thesis)
-Read Ch. 3 and 4 in TKAM for tomorrow.

May 23:
-Continue work on R&J essays (focus on body paragraphs)
-Read Ch. 5 and 6 for tomorrow.

May 24:
-Continue work on R&J essays (body paragraphs)
-Read Ch. 7 and 8 for tomorrow.

May 25:
-Continue R&J essays (focus on introduction and conclusions)
-Read Ch. 9 and 10 for tomorrow.

May 26:
-Continue R&J essays (focus on title and revision)
-Read Ch. 11 and 12 for next week.



 


DOCUMENTS

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General
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Course Syllabus

Walsh's Intro Letter
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Unit Notes and Assignments
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To Kill a Mockingbird Unit Notes and Assignments