English 2 Honors: Schedule and Assignments

 

Monday, September 10

Writing: review and file The Catcher in the Rye essays
Literature: finish reading Act 1, Scene One and complete questions #6-9 on the study guide. Discuss Act 1, Scene One
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. Please complete questions #1-7 for Act 1, Scene Two on the study guide. 

Please note: if you have not finished reading Act 1, Scene One, please finish reading this first before starting with Act 1, Scene Two. Also, do not forget to finish questions #6-9 on the study guide for Act 1, Scene One.


H.W. Finish any reading not completed in class (ALL of Act 1, Scene Two). Also complete all questions for Act 1, Scene Two from the study guide. Please be prepared for a reading quiz. The reading quiz will cover Act 1, Scene One (from "Walter exits. Mama enters." to the end of Act 1, Scene One) AND Act 1, Scene Two.

 Wednesday, September 12
Reading check!
Literature: discuss Act 1, Scene Two and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene One (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.

Thursday, September 13
Reading check!
Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene One and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene Two (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.

Friday, September 14: Special Bell Schedule today!
Reading check!
Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene Two and continue reading A Raisin in the Sun, Act 2, Scene Three (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.   

Monday, September 17
Reading check! J
Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene Three and finish reading the play, Act 3. Please answer all questions on the study guide for Act 3.

 H.W. Please finish reading the play (ALL of Act 3) and complete all questions from the study guide. Be prepared for a reading check on Act 2, Scene Three AND Act 3! 😊

Tuesday, September 18
Reading check on Act 2, Scene Three and Act 3! J
Literature: discuss Act 2, Scene Three and Act 3
Writing: start working on your literary analysis essay outline (Due Thursday, Sept. 20): Please note the date change!

 H.W. No homework due tomorrow. OPTIONAL: Work on outline. Outlines are now due Thursday, Sept. 20.

Wednesday, September 19
Writing: continue working on outlines for literary analysis essay (Now due Thursday, Sept. 20)

H.W. Outlines are due tomorrow. Please print your outline and bring it to class with you tomorrow. If you have printer issues, please feel free to email me your outlines: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Thursday, September 20
Writing: conference with Mrs. Light re: outlines for A Raisin in the Sun
Writing: informal writing assignment in response to A Raisin in the Sun (due Monday, Sept. 24)

 H.W. The informal writing assignments are due Monday. No homework due tomorrow.

Friday, September 21: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.
Writing: complete your informal writing assignments (if not completed yesterday)
Vocabulary: complete ALL vocabulary activities for vocabulary unit #3: Choosing the Right Word, Syn/Ant., Completing the Sentences, and Vocab in Context

Literature: read the article “Discrimination…” and compare to the conversation between Walter and Mr. Lindner from A Raisin in the Sun (You will continue working on this on Monday, Sept. 24)

H.W. Please complete the vocabulary activities for unit #3 if not completed in class. ALL vocabulary activities for unit #3 are due Monday, September 24. Also, please complete your informal writing assignment. You will continue reading and writing in regards to the article on Monday.

Monday, September 24
Writing: conference with Mrs. Light
Vocabulary: review ALL activities for unit #3 (quiz tomorrow)
Literature: continue reading the article “Discrimination…” and comparing to the conversation between Walter and Mr. Lindner from A Raisin in the Sun (This assignment is due tomorrow.)

H.W. Please reading the article and complete your compare/contrast. Start working on first drafts. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz for unit #3.

 Tuesday, September 25
Vocabulary: quiz on unit #3
Writing: work on first drafts (due tomorrow)

H.W. Complete the first draft of your literary analysis essay. Please do NOT put your name anywhere on your first draft. If you have any printer issues, feel free to send me your essay: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Wednesday, September 26

Writing: peer edit first drafts

 H.W. No homework due tomorrow. Please start working on final drafts. Final drafts are due Friday, Sept. 28.

Thursday, September 27

Writing: work on final drafts

H.W. Final drafts are due tomorrow. Please remember that you must turn in your first drafts and outlines with final drafts. Final drafts missing any documents will not be accepted. If you have printer issues, please email me your paper: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Friday, September 28
Turn in final drafts (NOTE: you must turn in your outlines and first draft with your final draft.)
Rhetorical Analysis: review SOAPSTone
Literature: read the description of the “Embedded Assessment” on p. 166.
Literature: in your textbook pg. 168, read “Rhetorical Context” and “Preview.” Then using SOAPSTone, read and annotate Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address pp. 168-169. Also, please complete “Second Read” questions #1-4 on p. 170.

H.W. Please complete any reading, annotating, and questions not completed in class.  

Monday, October 1

Literature: discuss Lincoln’s speech and your responses to the “Second Read” questions on p. 170
Literature: on your own, complete the “Drafting the Embedded Assessment” p. 171 (Please write out your responses on a separate sheet of paper.)
Literature: read and review “Preview,” “The Structure of an Argument,” and “The Use of Rhetorical Devices” p. 172. Then start reading pp. 173-175, Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” using SOAPSTone to annotate the text.

H.W. Complete any reading and annotating of Patrick Henry’s speech not completed in class. Also, please complete the activity “Drafting the Embedded Assessment” on p. 171 of Springboard. Please write out your responses to this activity on a separate sheet of paper. Be specific in your responses about what kind of speaker you will be in order to accomplish your purpose. Please demonstrate thought as to what you will write about and how your will write it to accomplish your purpose. Also, complete the review activities for vocabulary units #1-3.

Tuesday, October 2
Literature: with your group, complete the “Second Read” questions #1-5, pp. 175-176 and answer the “Quick Write” question (top of p. 177)
Vocabulary: review activities (unit test tomorrow on units #1-3)
Literature: in your textbook review “Rhetorical Appeals” p. 178. And then please read p. 179 “Gettysburg Address.” Use SOAPSTone to annotate the text. ALSO, complete the “Second Read” questions p. 179-180, #1-4.

H.W. Finish any reading, analysis, and/or annotating not completed in class. Also, complete “Second Read” questions, #1-4, pp. 179-180. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary unit test on #1-3.  

Wednesday, October 3
Vocabulary: unit test #1-3
Literature: review Lincoln’s speech and then in your group, share your responses to the “Second Read” question
Writing: complete “Drafting the Embedded Assessment” on p. 180
Literature: in your textbook p. 184 read “Syntax and Persuasion.” And then read Kennedy’s Inaugural Address pp. 185-187 using SOAPSTone to annotate.
H.W. Complete any of the “Drafting the Embedded Assessment” activity not finished in class. Also, please complete any reading and annotating of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address not finished in class.

Thursday, October 4

Literature: review Kennedy’s Inaugural Address and complete “Second Read” questions pp. 187-188 in your group
Writing: complete the “Drafting the Embedded Assessment” activity on p. 189

 H.W. Finish your speech. Be sure that you’ve typed your speech in MLA format. Print out your speech and bring it to class with you tomorrow. If you have printer issues, please email me your speech: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Friday, October 5
Speeches: Share your speeches in your groups and decide if any are worthy of sharing. Share speeches. Turn in speeches.
PSAT Review: review packet and complete activities.

H.W. Complete ALL reading and writing sections/items of your PSAT practice packets. All of this work is due Monday, Oct. 8. Please note: the PSAT is Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Monday October 8
PSAT: review reading passages and questions

H.W. Review PSAT practice packet. Also, make use of online practice materials.

Tuesday, October 9
PSAT: review writing items  

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. Please remember that tomorrow you’ll be taking the PSAT exam.

Wednesday, October 10

PSAT
Introduction to Satire (Springboard): in your textbooks, read “Introduction to Satire,” p. 268 (Define terms, research terms, create tool for conveying your new knowledge to the class, and determine how you will know if everyone understands.)

H.W. No homework due tomorrow.

Thursday, October 11
Introduction to Satire: complete activity from yesterday
Video: clips from The Onion (Watch carefully, explain why the example is satire, identify what type of satire, identify strategies used within video)
Literature: preview the article “Let’s Hear it for the Cheerleaders” and start reading using SOAPSTone analysis tool to annotate

H.W. Finish reading the article “Let’s Hear it for the Cheerleaders.” Be prepared for a reading quiz tomorrow!

Friday, October 12
Literature: discuss article “Let’s Hear it for the Cheerleaders”
Literature: complete Second Read questions in group and then discuss as a class 

H.W. Please complete the review activities for vocabulary units #1-3. The unit test will be on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

 Monday, October 15: Quarter One ends
Literature: in your textbook, read the article “Girl Moved to Tears by Of Mice and Men Cliff Notes” pp. 276-277 using SOAPSTone to annotate.
Vocabulary: review activities

H.W. Please finish any reading and annotating of the article, “Girl Moved to Tears…”pp. 276-277.  Be prepared for a reading check

Tuesday, October 16
Literature: discuss “Girl Moved to Tears”
Literature: prepare to read Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”: review the definition of Juvenalian satire, irony, sarcasm, and invective. Review background of Jonathan Swift with questions.
Writing: consider and respond to questions
Literature: listen as author Neil Gaiman reads his short story “Babycakes.” Discuss this short story as a satire. What is being satirized? How is it being satirized?

 H.W. Please study for tomorrow’s vocabulary unit test #1-3. Also, please start reading Swift’s “Modest Proposal” up to the bottom of the second page “…however so well intended.” Please use SOAPSTone to annotate the text. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Wednesday, October 17
Vocabulary unit test #1-3
Reading quiz
Literature: discuss the first half of Swift’s “Modest Proposal” and then complete your reading. Please continue to use SOAPStone to annotate the text

 H.W. Please complete your reading of Swift’s “Modest Proposal.” Please continue to use SOAPSTone to annotate the text. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thursday, October 18
Reading quiz
Literature: discuss Swift’s “Modest Proposal” and begin reading Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”

 H.W. Please finish reading the short story “Harrison Bergeron.” Also, please complete the questions for the story. Be prepared for a quiz on Monday. Also, please complete the following vocabulary activities for unit #4: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant. 

Friday, October 19: PROFESSIONAL DAY! No school for students!

Monday, October 22

Reading quiz
Vocabulary: review activities
Literature: discuss “Harrison Bergeron” and then begin reading “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol

 H.W. Please read the first half of “The Nose.” Be prepared for a reading quiz. Also, complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #4: Completing the Sentences and Vocab in Context.

Tuesday, October 23
Reading quiz
Vocabulary: review activities (quiz tomorrow)
Literature: discuss the first half of “The Nose” and complete reading the short story

H.W. Please finish reading “The Nose.” Be prepared for a reading quiz. Also, please study for tomorrow’s vocabulary unit #4 quiz.

Wednesday, October 24
Vocabulary quiz unit #4
Reading quiz
Literature: discuss “The Nose”
Satire: show more examples of satire (skits from SNL, etc.)
Writing: introduce original satire writing assignment

H.W. Please begin brainstorming your original satire writing assignment.

Thursday, October 25
Writing: work on original satire writing assignment

H.W. Continue working on your original satire.

Friday, October 26
Writing: continue working on your original satire
Vocabulary: complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #5: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

H.W. Please complete your first draft of your original satire writing assignment. First drafts are due Monday. If you have printer emergencies, please email me your paper: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Also, please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #5: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

Monday. October 29
Vocabulary: review activities for unit #5
Writing: peer review of first drafts

H.W. Please start working on your final draft of your original satires. Your final drafts are due Wednesday, Oct. 31. Also, please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #5: Completing the Sentences and Vocab in Context.

Tuesday, October 30
Vocabulary: review activities (quiz tomorrow)
Writing: work on final drafts

H.W. Complete the final drafts of your original satires. Final drafts are due tomorrow. Please note that you’ll need to turn in your first draft with your final draft. Final drafts will not be accepted without first drafts. If you have printer emergencies, please email me your paper: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz unit #5.

Wednesday, October 31

Vocabulary quiz unit #5
Writing: turn in your final drafts of your original satires
Literature: start The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain