English 2 Honors: Schedule and Assignments

Monday, August 13

Welcome to English 2, Honors! J
Review English 2 Course Expectations and Classroom Procedures (website)
Introduction of Catcher in the Rye review presentations (due Thursday, August 16)

Literature: RAFT activity to review Catcher in the Rye

H.W. Please bring your copy of Catcher in the Rye to class tomorrow. Also, please bring your summer assignment to class tomorrow.  Please start bringing in your signed course expectations and donations.

Tuesday, August 14
Turn in signed course expectations and donations J

Literature: review of Literary Elements Reference Booklet (setting, characterization, point of view, theme, plot) (Jigsaw)
Literature: discuss Catcher in the Rye using your summer assignment

H.W. Be prepared to turn in your Catcher in the Rye summer reading assignment tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15
Turn in signed course expectations and donations J

Writing: Turn in your Catcher in the Rye homework assignment
Continue working on Catcher in the Rye review presentations

H.W. Please bring your signed course expectations and donations. Please complete review presentations. Be prepared to present review presentations in class tomorrow.

Thursday, August 16
Turn in signed course expectations and donations J
Literature: Catcher in the Rye review presentations begin!

Literature: read John Updike's short story "A&P" to help reinforce literary elements

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. You will have time in class to finish reading "A&P." Please bring in your signed course expectations and donations. Thank you! J

Friday, August 17
Literature: complete Catcher in the Rye review presentations and discussions
Literature: finish reading John Updike’s short story “A&P” and answer questions

H.W. Please finish reading the story "A&P" and annotating, if not finished in class. Please also complete the questions for the short story. A link to these questions can be found on this website on the English 2 Documents page. Please continue to bring in your signed course expectations and donations. Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 20

Visit Media Center to check out textbooks (beginning of class period)
Literature: continue with Catcher in the Rye presentations
Literature:  discuss “A&P” with your group members
Writing: two informal writing assignments for Catcher in the Rye (creative and comparison)

H.W. Please continue to bring in your signed course expectations and donations. Please complete the CREATIVE writing assignment for Catcher in the Rye. Also, make note and inform your parents: This Thursday, August 23 is Open House! 😊

Tuesday, August 21
Turn in signed course expectations and donations
Literature: complete Catcher in the Rye presentations
Literature: complete discussion of “A&P”
Writing: complete informal comparison assignment for Catcher in the Rye and “A&P”

H.W. Continue to bring in signed course expectations and donations, as needed. Please complete the informal writing assignment if not completed in class. Also, make note and inform your parents: This Thursday, August 23 is Open House! 

Wednesday, August 22 (FORUM 5th period)

Literature/Writing: share create writing assignment with your group and also discuss your response to the comparison assignment

Writing: introduce literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye: examine prompt and outline format
Writing: begin creating outlines for Catcher in the Rye

H.W. Continue working on your outlines. When you arrive in class tomorrow, you should have at least half of the work completed on your outline. Remember to use the outline format from my website. Also make note and inform your parents: tomorrow night is Open House!

 Thursday, August 23 (Tonight is Open House!)
Writing: complete work on outlines for the literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye (outlines are due tomorrow)

H.W. Complete your outlines for the literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye. Please be sure to print out your completed outline and bring it to class with you tomorrow. If you have a printer emergency, feel free to email me your outline and I will print it for you: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Tonight in Open House! I am looking forward to meeting your parents! 😊

Friday, August 24

Writing:  conferencing with Mrs. Light re: outlines
Vocabulary: complete activities for unit #1: Choosing the Right Word, Syn/Ant., Completing the Sentences, and Vocab. in Context. OR Writing: MLA review and practice/Grammar review and practice (handout) (TBD based on arrival of vocabulary books)

H.W. Please make sure today’s handout is completed by Monday. Also, be sure to finish ALL vocabulary activities for unit #1 by Mon., Aug. 27.

Monday, August 27
Writing: outlines (conference with Mrs. Light)
Literature: read the NYTimes article “In a small town, a Battle Over a Book” and complete assignment

H.W. If you were unable to do so in class, please finish reading the NYTimes article and the accompanying assignment. Your written responses should be typed in MLA format. If you have printer issues, please feel free to email me your work: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Tuesday, August 28
Literature: discuss article and your response (turn in your response)
Writing: complete any conferences with Mrs. Light re: outlines and then begin working on the first draft of your literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye

H.W. Please continue working on the first draft of your Catcher in the Rye essays. By the time you arrive in class tomorrow, your first draft should be at least half completed.

Wednesday, August 29
Writing: finish writing the first draft of your literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye (Please follow instructions carefully!)

H.W. First drafts of your literary analysis essays are due tomorrow. Please DO NOT put your name ANYWHERE on your first draft. If you have printer emergencies, please email me your essay and I will print it for you: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Thursday, August 30
Writing: peer edit first drafts

H.W. Please continue working on your literary analysis essay for Catcher in the Rye. Final drafts of your essay will be due Tuesday, September 4. We will also work on your final drafts in class tomorrow.

Friday, August 31
Writing: work on finishing the final draft of your Catcher in the Rye literary analysis essays (Final drafts are due Tuesday, Sept. 4)
Vocabulary: please complete ALL of the vocabulary activities for unit #2: Choosing the Right Word, Syn/Ant., Completing the Sentences, and Vocab in Context. This work is due Tuesday, Sept. 4.

H.W. Complete final drafts of your Catcher in the Rye literary analysis essay. Final drafts are due tomorrow. Remember that you MUST turn in your outline and your first draft with your final draft. If you do not have these documents with you tomorrow, you will not be allowed to turn in your final drafts. If you have printer emergencies, please email me your essay and I will print it for you: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Complete ALL activities for vocabulary unit #2 (Choosing the Right Word, Syn/Ant, Completing the Sentences, and Vocab in Context). All activities for unit #2 must be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 4. Enjoy your long weekend! 😊 ALSO, do not forget that Tuesday is PICTURE DAY!!

Monday, September 3: No school! Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 4 (PICTURE DAY!)
Writing: turn in your final drafts of your literary analysis essays for Catcher in the Rye
Unit: Pursuit of Happiness (examine the wording of The Declaration of Independence, do you believe that you are entitled to pursue happiness by any means? Is the right to pursue happiness a guarantee? Are there those in our culture now or in the past who have been kept from pursuing happiness?)
Introduction to Poetry and TP-CASTT
Poetry: introduce TP-CASTT and then read the poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes (Guided TP-CASTT)
Vocabulary: review activities for unit #2 (quiz tomorrow)

H.W. Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz on unit #2.

Wednesday, September 5

Vocabulary: vocabulary quiz unit #2
Poetry: complete guided TP-CASTT of “Harlem” and then work with a partner to create a TP-CASTT for “The Pursuit of Happiness” by Sheenagh Pugh.

 

H.W. Complete an independent TP-CASTT for “Kitchenette Building” by Gwendolyn Brooks. Be prepared to share and discuss your interpretation of “Kitchenette Building” with your group and the class tomorrow.

Thursday, September 6
 Poetry: discuss your TP-CASTT of “Kitchenette Building” with your group and then the class. Compare themes in this poems with themes in “Harlem” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”
Literature: introduction to and start reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 1, Scene One, pp. 435-447 (Read up to “Walter exit. Mama enters.”) Please answer questions #1-5 on the study guide.
Writing: Literary analysis essay for A Raisin in the Sun (With this essay in mind, pay close attention to the literary elements as you read the play to be able to deduce theme once we finish reading the play.)

H.W. Complete any reading from A Raisin in the Sun not completed in class (Read up to “Walter exit. Mama enters”). Also complete questions #1-5 on the study guide. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link. Please be prepared for a reading check! 😊 

Friday, September 7

Reading check! 😊
Literature: review reading check with your group and then complete Act 1, Scene One of A Raisin in the Sun. Complete questions #6-9 on the study guide

H.W. Complete any reading from A Raisin in the Sun not completed in class (Read up to the END of Act 1, Scene 1). Also complete questions #6-9 on the study guide. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link. Please email me with problems or questions.  

Monday, September 10

Literature: discuss Act 1, Scene One (Exposition, Rising Action, Characters, Setting)
Literature: begin reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 1, Scene Two, pp. 459-476 (All of Scene Two). Please complete questions #1-7 for Act 1, Scene Two on the study guide.

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. We will finish reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 1, Scene Two in class tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11

Literature: finish reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 1, Scene Two, pp. 459-476. Please complete questions #1-7 for Act 1, Scene Two on the study guide.

H.W. Finish any reading not completed in class (ALL of Act 1, Scene 2). Also complete all questions for Act 1, Scene Two from the study guide. Please be prepared for a reading quiz. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link.

Wednesday, September 12

Reading check!
Literature: discuss Act 1, Scene Two and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene One, pp. 477-492 (All of Scene One). Please answer all questions on the study guide for Act 2, Scene One.

H.W. Finish any reading not completed in class (All of Act 2, Scene One). Also complete all questions for Act 2, Scene One from the study guide. Please be prepared for a reading check. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link. Please email me with problems or questions. 

Thursday, September 13

Reading check!
Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene One and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene Two, pp. 492-502 (All of Scene Two). Answer all the questions on the study guide for Act 2, Scene Two.

H.W. Finish any reading not completed in class (ALL of Act 2, Scene Two). Answer all questions on the study guide for Act 2, Scene Two. Please be prepared for a reading check. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link. Please email me with problems or questions.

Friday, September 14
Reading check!

Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene Two and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene Three pp. 503-518 (All of Act 2, Scene Three). Please answer all questions on the study guide for Act 2, Scene Three.

H.W. Finish any reading not completed in class (ALL of Act 2, Scene Three). Answer all questions on the study guide for Act 2, Scene Three. Please be prepared for a reading check. To finish your reading, please visit the English 2 Honors Document page of my website and click on the A Raisin the Sun link. Please email me with problems or questions.