ENGLISH 11 H

Class and Homework for Mrs. Mohnike's
English 11 Honors 2009-10

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Mrs. Mohnike


Satire PPT
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Grammar Semester 1 Review
Literary Periods Review

Date

In Class Activity

Homework

Monday
Per 1,3,6


08/24

Welcome
  • Course expectations
  • Pick up Othello books
  • Group Selections
  • Semester's hope for your enduring understanding: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION HELPS MAN SOLVE HIS MORAL DILEMMAS Essential question: HOW DOES MANKIND SOLVE HIS MORAL DILEMMAS?
  • Othello Introduction begins
  • Review Homework for week

  • Purchase composition book for next class session

  • Read through class greensheet and Intergity letter;
  • Read Poalo Friere's "The Act of Study" and begin your first Practice Write by responding to Friere's ideas. For tips on Practice Writes, see the next homework cell. Due by 10 p.m. Friday night on Turnitin.com. You may submit it early if you so choose. Codes are updated!
  • Sign up toTurnitin.com using the following class ID and Password
    Class----Password---- ID
    Per 1---togapalooza---2771160
    Per 3---togapalooza----2771161
    Per 6---togapalooza----2771163

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    8/25-26


  • Writing Assessment
  • Introduction to in-class literary journal writing:
  • Continue: Introduction to Othello
  • Read and highlight the "Nature of Tragedy" handout
  • Read Act Ii-ii Othello
  • Online text of Othello
  • Shakespeare link (For research purposes only)
  • Halloween CostumesRead the blog entry and think about which costume you might consider for October
  • Practice Essay #1:Respond to Poalo Friere's "The Act of Study" essay. You should clearly state your opinion on Friere's ideas. Support your thoughts with evidence from your own study experience. Use anything you feel to be compelling. Remember to refute any other positions which you feel may challenge your own. Although this is your essay (your name is on it), use the third person voice (no first person "I" or "we")unless you are explaining a personal event. Approach your stand academically. Guidelines for practice essays include at least 600 words, typed & double-spaced in nothing larger than some normal 12 point font. Essay should include a title, introduction/conclusion, and enough supporting evidence to convince reader that serious thought has attended the writing. Essay should be formal unless otherwise directed. You should write a minimum of 600 words. This essay is due Friday (8/28) by 10 p.m. on Turnitin.
  • Thursday/Friday


    8/27-28


  • Warm up Activity: In Act I, scene ii, we meet Othello for the first time. What initial impressions do you have of him, and what leads you to those impressions?
  • In Class Othello
  • Begin Act Iiii if time allows

  • Read Act I of Othello
  • PW#1 due Friday night by 10 p.m. to Turnitin.com
  • Monday


    08/31


  • Review comma #1 exercises

  • Read "Revenge" by F. Baconhere
  • Read Act IIi-ii

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    9/1-2


  • Socratic Seminar,"The Nature of Revenge and Lesson 2 words in Vocab book
  • Journal warm up: What techniques has Iago used in dealing with Roderigo? What is it about Othello's monologue in the Duke's court that sways the opinion of seemingly everyone (except Brabantio)?
  • Socratic Seminar: An eye for an eye?
  • Continue with Othello
  • Practice essay #2: Base your second Practice essay on Monday's Socratic Seminar Discussion. Essay should clearly state your opinion which will be supported by the evidence you feel to be compelling. Discuss your own view of the nature of revenge in today's world. Does Francis Bacon's definition hold true today? How does revenge manifest itself in the world? at school? among family? Remember to refute any other positions which you feel may challenge your own, especially those you heard in class. Although this is your essay (your name is on it), use the third person voice (no first person "I" or "we"). Approach your stand academically. Guidelines for practice essays include at least 600 words, typed & double-spaced in nothing larger than some normal 12 point font. Essay should include a title, introduction/conclusion, and enough supporting evidence to convince reader that serious thought has attended the writing. Essay should be formal unless otherwise directed. Don't forget: 600 words. If less, credit will be reduced. DO NOT PUT THESE OFF UNTIL THEY ARE DUE... YOU WILL BE SORRY.
  • Read Act II (Finish)Othello

  • Thursday/Friday


    9/3-4

  • Review Comma Exercises

  • Othello
  • PW#2 due by Friday 10p.m.
  • Monday


    9/7


  • Labor Day: No classes
  • Holiday

    Tuesday/Wednesday


    9/8-9

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  • Review Comma #2 Rules

  • Review Anthology readings and approach. All Anthology readings will be on the final exam, so keeping notes may be critical
  • Partner Work: Work with a partner to find 6-8 examples of the Rhetorical Devices listed on the board used by Iago to further his scheme. Write the devices in your journal. We will present them
  • Report on Rhetorical devices in Othello
  • Continue with Othello

  • Read this interesting essay on the not so subtle role of the Ottoman Turks in OthelloHere
  • Read the three anthology pieces "How the World Was Made", "Sky Tree", and "The Way to Rainy Mountain"
  • Obtain an Independent Reading Book from the list provided. Begin reading ASAP and be sure to bring book on Sept 17/18 form some free reading time.
  • Practice Write #3 due Monday 9/14-Topic is a personal essay givven the following prompt: Based on the elements of the human psyche represented in Othello, discuss which single element you find most interesting. For example, Desdemona is Goodness, Iago is Intelligence (overcome by Evil); Othello is Honor (overcome by Jealousy); Cassio is Loyalty (overcome by Vice); Roderigo is Foolishness and Obsession; Emilia is Vindication (born from abuse). In your essay, provide examples from the modern world.

  • Thursday/Friday


    9/10-11


  • Quiz Othello
  • Read Act III
  • PW #3 due Monday night by 10 p.m. to Turnitin
  • Monday


    9/14

  • Watching Othello
  • Read Act III
  • PW #3 due tonight by 10 p.m. to Turnitin

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    9/15-16


  • Guidance
  • Continue with Othello scenes
  • NOTE:Bring IR book on Thursday/Friday to read after grammar quiz

    Thursday/Friday


    9/17-18

  • Grammar Quiz (Commas)
  • Watch Othello
  • DO: Study guide here for Othello in preparation for Socratic Seminar next week

  • Practice Write #4: The Nature of Honor (perhaps you could compare the type of Honor Othello originally exemplifies with the types of Honor you see played out in today's world. You may also want to do a little research on personal versus public Honor. You are in a class entitled English 11 "Honors". What does that mean? Think about it.PW#4 due next Friday night
  • Monday


    9/21

  • Did anyone say, "Quiz"?
  • Work on final scenes-perform tomorrow.
  • Othello Essay-- any questions?

  • Vocabulary Lesson 1
  • Keep up with IR book: needs to be finished by 10/5

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    9/22-23


  • Othello
  • Continue with Othello scene work and perform in last half of class period
  • Grammar: Semicolons
  • DO: Study guide here for Othello in preparation for Socratic Seminar next class
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  • Prepare for Othello Exam next Tues/Wed
  • Don't forget about your independent reading

  • Thursday/Friday


    9/24-25

  • Review Semicolon exercises and Vocab L1 and L2 answers
  • Othello Quiz
  • Watch Othello
  • PW#4 due Friday by 10 p.m.
  • Review characters and major lines in preparation of Othello Exam on T/W
  • Monday


    9/28


  • Finish Othello with Socratic Seminar
  • Vocabulary Lesson 2
  • Work on draft revision. Rough draft due in class Th/F.

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    9/29-30

  • Othello Finish Othello film

  • Study for Othello exam on Th/F
  • Finish Rough Draft for peer edit following test Th/F

  • Thursday/Friday


    10/1-2

  • Peer edit of Othello paper
  • Othello Test
  • Pick up The Scarlet Letter

  • Chapters 1-3 of The Scarlet Letter (Optional: Skip the first 50 pages or so of the novel (entitled "The Custom House") as this chapter does not relate per se to the rest of the narrative. We will discuss the function of this portion of the novel later.)
  • Read Of Plymouth Plantation excerpt in Anthology (pg 69)
  • Monday


    10/5



  • IR Assessment

  • Read "The Indian Captivity Narrative of Mary Rowlandson" on page 85 of Anthology
  • Read the Romantics portion of this essay RomanticsHere
  • Keep Reading
    Read Ch 4-5 in The Scarlet Letter

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    10/6-7

  • Intro Schools of Literature and Romanticism>
    Scarlet Letter Critical Theory and Chapter Groups
  • Read Ch 7-9

  • Thursday/Friday


    10/9-10

  • group work

  • Chapter Groups (Chapters 2-9): Critical Theories. Explain details of Chapters and which critic(s) relate specifically to that chapter. Present Findings from Group Work/Discuss chapters

  • Read Ch 10-13 in The Scarlet Letter
  • Monday


    10/12


  • Trial announced
  • Introduce Trial/ Assign Parts

  • Read Ch 14-15
  • Bring Independent reading book to class on Th/F.
  • Read "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving (pg 203) in Anthology.
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  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    10/13-14


  • Read Ch 16-19
  • Review Vocab and grammar for Thursday/Friday's test (Lessons 4-6; semicolons--tests are cummulative)

  • Thusrday/Friday


    10/15-16

  • Vocab/Grammar Test
  • Ms. Sutton's acting workshop

  • Read Ch 20-end in The Scarlet Letter
  • Prep for in-class essays
  • Trial Prep: Witnesses from the novel or reading need to stay true to their character.
  • Monday


    10/19


  • Trial and essay Prep
  • Trial Prep; Dress appropriately on Th/Friday
  • Vocab 3

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    10/20-21

  • In class essay
  • Movie Comparison: Begin the film

  • Prep for Essay test

  • Thursday/Friday


    10/22-23

  • Monday


    10/26


  • Final Trial

  • Vocab 4;

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    10/28-29

  • Movie Comparison: Begin the film


  • Please write a 1-2 page reflection on your specifc role in the trial (s). Indicate how your experience revealed your knowledge of the novel and it's characters. Include a discussion of the verdict(s). Also, include factors that swayed your opinions as a juror on those trials for which you served on the jury. Due Wednesday night.

  • Thursday/Friday


    10/30-31

  • The Trial of H/C

  • The Prestige Debate Finish film and prep debate
  • Have a nice weekend.
  • Please write a 1-2 page reflection on your specifc role in the trial (s). Indicate how your experience revealed your knowledge of the novel and it's characters. Include a discussion of the verdict(s). Also, include factors that swayed your opinions as a juror on those trials for which you served on the jury. Due to Turnitin by next Friday night
  • Think about an independent reading book that you would like to read with a group of your classmates.

  • Monday


    11/2

  • Debate
  • Vocab Lesson 10; Grammar: Title Punctuation

  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    11/3-4

  • Movie Debate Prep and Discussion


  • Review/Study for Vocabulary (Lessons 3-4) Grammar Test next Friday

  • Thursday/Friday


    11/5-6


  • Perform Movie Trailers
    Begin reading The Crucible
  • Read Act I of The Crucible; Do study Guide..
  • Get a copy of Independent Reading Book
  • Monday/Tuesday


    11/9-10: No school Tuesday


    Act II in The Crucible
  • Review Vocab (3-4)Grammar: Prepositions/Appositives. Test Thursday/Friday
  • Practice Write #6: Elia Kazan's decision: What about his choice? Read the following online case study and respond Kazan
  • Thursday/Friday


    11/13-14

  • Vocab/Grammar Test
  • watch part of film

  • practice writes #6 (Kazan decision) due online by Friday night to Turnitin 10 p.m.
  • Independent reading
  • Monday


    11/16

  • : Watch film;


  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    11/18-19

  • The Crucible

  • Keep notes on the anthology readings...They will be on the final
  • Thursday/Friday


    11/20-21



  • Continue with the Crucible reading
  • Grammar: Adjectives/Adverbs
  • Review The Crucible for test on Mon/Tues
  • Monday/Tuesday (Monday is a Friday Schedule; Tuesday is a Code Red Drill during 3rd period)
    11/24-25
  • The Crucible Test
  • Pick Up Huck Finn

  • Grammar exercises
  • Independent Reading: You should be finished reading by Dec. 5--Presentations are scheduled for Dec 15-16--maybe spill into 17-18
  • Thanksgiving Break


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    Monday


    12/1

  • Huck Finn CH 1-5
  • Tuesday/Wednesday


    12/2-3


    Intro The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Read Ch 6-10 in Huck Finn
  • Read in Anthology per schedule
  • Thursday/Friday


    12/4-5


  • Read Chapters 11-15 in Huck
  • Read works in Anthology per schedule
  • Monday


    12/8

  • Independent Reading Workday

  • Read Ch 16-21 in Huck Finn
  • Wednesday


    12/9-10

  • Huck Finn
  • Mark Twain

  • Reading Huck Finn Ch 22-27
  • Friday


    12/11-12




  • Read Ch 23-27 in Huck Finn
  • Monday


    12/17

  • Huck Finn and Anthology Discussions
  • Group Essay: What moral prima facia factors are faced...? Make your case in a persuassive group essay
  • Read the following NY Times article
  • Vocab Lesson 13 Exercises (as needed)
  • Grammar:Modifiers/Parallelism
  • NOTE: There will be no separate test on Lessons 13-15 and Modifiers/Parallelism. All of these will be on the final however.
  • Anthology readings(if you haven't already read them-they were assigned a week ago in class):Olaudah Equiano (189-); Douglass' My Bondage and My Freedom (330-); The three Spirituals (337,338,339)
  • Wednesday


    12/19


  • Submit PW #8 to Turnitin by tomorrow night.
  • Print out and complete the Group Peer Evaluation Form and bring to class on Friday
  • Read Ch 33-35 in Huck Finn
  • Read "The Gettysburg Address"
  • If you've lost the Prima Facie handout, I've listed the Prima Facie Principles here: Honesty; Promise-Keeping; Non-maleficence (do no harm to others); Beneficence (do good for others); Autonomy (life as you see fit as long as how you live does not interfere with correlative rights of others); Equality (people should be treated in a manner that accords to each an equality of respect.Unfortunately, I do not have an electronic copy of the handout to upload here, so if you need more information, you may choose to search online under the ethicist W.D. Ross or Prima Facie principles to find out more.
  • Friday
    Per 1,2,5


    1/7/07


  • Finish IR Projects; Reading time

  • For those who want to jump start their final review, scroll down to the Monday we return from break homework cell to see list of readings on the test. Be prepared for at least one question on the smaller readings and several questions on short stories or longer readings.
  • EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: SUBMIT A 1000 WORDS (OR FEWER) ESSAY ON THE TOPIC OFFERED BY THE JFK LIBRARY'S ESSAY CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS. GO TO WWW.JKFLIBRARY.ORG FOR CONTEST DETAILS AND SUBMISSION RULES. DEADLINE IS JANUARY 12, 2008. YOU MUST INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AT LEAST 5 SOURCES, A MINIMUM OF ONE MUST BE NON-INTERNET BASED. TOPIC IS RELATED TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES (LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL, OR INTERNATIONAL (i.e. a U.S. Ambassador)WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED EXTRAORDINARY POLITICAL COURAGE. TO RECEIVE CREDIT, YOU MUST ALSO SUBMIT THE ESSAY TO TURNITIN.COM BY THE JAN. 12 DEADLINE.
    IDEAS
  • Monday


    1/7


  • Anthology readings discussion
  • Read "The Gettysburg Address"
  • Anthology Reading Final includes the following titles (look up page numbers in your books): How the World Was Made; The Sky Tree; The Iroquois Constitution; Of Plymouth Plantation; A Narrative of the Captivity of Mary Rowlandson; Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God; The Authobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Poor Richard's Almanack (excerpts); Speech to the Second Virginia Convention; The Crisis, No. 1; Declaration of Independence; To His Excellency, General Washington; The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The Devil and Tom Walker; To a Waterfowl; Thanatopsis; Old Ironsides; The Chambered Nautilus; The First Snow-Fall; The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls; Concord Hymn; Nature; Self-Reliance; Walden; Civil Disobedience; To Helen, The Raven; My Bondage and My Freedom; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Go Down, Moses; Follow the Drinking Gourd; An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Gettysburg Address

  • Wednesday
    Per 4,5,6


    1/9

  • Huck Finn Discussion


    The following review handouts are available here: Schools/Time Periods of American Literature , Study Guide questions for Huck Finn, Approaches to Huck Finn
  • Friday
    Per 4,5,6


    1/11

    /Anthology/Huck/Grammar Review
  • Study for Finals
  • Monday
    Per 4,5,6


    1/14

  • Minimum Day with 7th period finals beginning after lunch. We'll continue our review sessions
  • Good luck reviewing for your finals(Anthology, Huck, Grammar, Vocab L1-15)
    Finals Schedule

  • Tuesday Per 6,4
  • Wednesday Per 5,3
  • Thursday Per 2, 1
  • Go to Spring Semester Webpage" for new calendar