English 2 Honors: Schedule and Assignments

Wednesday, October 17
Vocabulary quiz unit #4
Literature: prepare to read "Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift: background context and begin reading. Please annotate the text for satirical techniques and elements of the argument.

 H.W. Also, please start reading Swift’s “Modest Proposal” up to the bottom of the second page “…however so well intended.” Please annotate the text. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Thursday, October 18: Mrs. Light absent
Literature: finish
 reading of Swift’s “Modest Proposal.” Please continue to annotate the text for the satirical teachniques and the elements of the argument. 

H.W. Please finish reading “Modest Proposal.” Be prepared for a quiz on Monday. Also, please complete the following vocabulary activities for unit #5: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

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

Monday, October 22

Reading quiz
Vocabulary: review activities and complete remaining activities for unit #5 (quiz tomorrow)
Literature: work on question for Swift's “Modest Proposal"

 H.W. Please finish responding to the questions for Swift's "Modest Proposal."  Also, study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz for unit #5.

Tuesday, October 23
Vocabulary: quiz for unit #5

Writing: introduce original satire writing assignment (Brainstorming due Thursday, October 25)
Literature: discuss the questions from Swift's "Modest Proposal" and start reading "Harrison Bergeron"

H.W. Please finish reading "Harrison Bergeron" and respond to questions that accompany the story. Also, work on your brainstorm for your original satire. This work is due Thursday, October 25. Mrs. Light will not be in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 24: Mrs. Light absent
Literature: finish reading "Harrison Bergeron" and respond to question that accompany the story (be prepared for a reading quiz tomorrow)

Writing: create a brainstorm for your original satire 

H.W. Please bring your brainstorming of your original satire writing assignment to class with you tomorrow. Also, be prepared for a reading quiz on "Harrison Bergeron."

Thursday, October 25
Reading quiz!

Literature: discuss "Harrison Bergeron" and start reading "The Nose." Please read the first half of this short story and respond to questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Writing: share your brainstorm

H.W. Finish reading the first half of short story "The Nose" and respond to questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz.  Continue working on your original satire.

Friday, October 26
Reading quiz!

Literature: discuss the first half of "The Nose" and then finish reading the story and respond to the remaining questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz.
Vocabulary: complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #6: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

H.W.  Please finish reading the short story "The Nose" and respond to questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz. Also, please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #6: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

Monday. October 29
Reading quiz.

Vocabulary: review activities for unit #6
Literature: discuss "The Nose"

Writing: work on original satire writing assignments

H.W. Please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #6: Completing the Sentences and Vocab in Context.

Tuesday, October 30
Vocabulary: review activities (quiz tomorrow)
Writing: work on first drafts of original satire writing assignments

H.W. Please complete your first draft of your original satire writing assignment. First drafts are due tomorrow. If you have printer emergencies, please email me your paper: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz unit #6.

Wednesday, October 31

Vocabulary quiz unit #6
Writing: peer review first drafts of original satire writing assignments
H.W. Please start working on your final draft of your original satires. Your final drafts are due Friday, Nov. 2. 

Thursday, November 1

Writing: continue working on the final draft of your original satire writing assignment

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.

Friday, November 2

Writing: turn in the final draft of your original satire

Literature: background for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

H.W. Complete the review activities for vocabulary units #4-6.