English 2 Honors: Schedule and Assignments

Monday, January 7

Literature: in Springboard, read “Making Connections,” “Rights and the American Dream,” and “First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” p. 203. Answer questions #2 and 3, p. 204.

Literature: read “The Role of the Media in a Democracy” pp. 205-208 and complete Second Read questions #4-11, pp. 208-209

H.W. Please finish reading the article “The Role of the Media in a Democracy” and complete Second Read questions if not completed in class. Also, complete review activities for vocab units #7-9: “Vocab in Context” pp. 118-119 and “Two Word Completions” p. 120

Tuesday, January 8

Vocabulary: review activities (unit test tomorrow)

Literature: discuss “The Role of Media in a Democracy”

Literature: in your Springboard, read “Examining Bias” pp. 227-228: with your group, create a visual to share/teach your type of bias with the class 

H.W. In Springboard, please read “Facebook Photos Sting Minnesota High School Students” pp. 230-232 and complete Second Read questions 2-5, p. 232. Also, study for tomorrow’s vocabulary unit test #7-9.  

Wednesday, January 9

Vocabulary: unit test 7-9

Literature: discuss “Facebook Photos Sting”: did you detect bias? What type of bias is present?

Literature: in your Springboard, read “Types of Slanters” pp. 234-235: with your group, create a visual to share/teach your type of slanters with the class

H.W. In Springboard, read “Abolish High School Football” pp. 236-237 and complete Second Read questions #1-3, pp. 237-238. 

Thursday, January 10

Literature: discuss “Abolish High School Football”: what types of slanters did you detect?

Writing: discuss FSA-style informational writing. Examine the informational rubric and prompt then begin reading the articles that accompany the prompt. Please annotate the articles marking relevant evidence that you’ll incorporate into your essay.

H.W. Please finish reading and annotating the informational articles.

Friday, January 11: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.

Vocabulary: introduce the rhetorical terms and how we will study these words

Writing: review the articles and the prompt. Begin writing your informational essay.

H.W. Please finish writing your informational essay. Essays are due Monday, January 14. Please print out your essay and bring it to class with you on Monday. If you have a printer problem, please send me your essay via email: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountschools.net. Also, create or locate original examples for the following rhetorical terms: ad hominem, alliteration, allusion, analogy, anaphora, antithesis, aphorism, assonance, asyndeton, and colloquialism.  

Monday, January 14

Writing: please turn in your informational essays

Vocabulary: share your examples and vote

Literature: in Springboard, read “How to read an Editorial” p. 240 and then read “Facing Consequences at Eden Prairie High” p. 241. Please answer the following Second Read questions on p. 242, #1 and 2.  

H.W. Finish reading “Facing Consequences” and answering the Second Read questions.

Tuesday, January 15: MPR for Scheduling

Vocabulary: study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #1 (remember to study ALL terms on list #1)

Literature: in Springboard, read “How to Write an Editorial” pp. 244-245. Examine “Preview” activity p. 246. Read “Time to Raise the Bar in High Schools” pp. 247-248 using the “Setting a Purpose for Reading” tasks for annotating the text.  

H.W. Please finish reading and annotating “Time to Raise the Bar in High Schools.” Also, study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #1.

Wednesday, January 16

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms quiz #1

Literature: discuss “Time…” and complete Second Read question p. 248. Then read “New Michigan Graduation…” p. 249 using the “Setting a Purpose for Reading” tasks for annotating the text.

H.W. Please finish reading and annotating “New Michigan Graduation…” 

Thursday, January 17: ADVEX DAY!!

Literature: the following work will be done as homework: for “New Michigan Graduation…” complete Second Read question p. 250. Complete the graphic organizer on p. 246. Examine, “The Art of Evidence” pp. 251-252 and complete with this chart by reviewing the evidence presented in the editorials "Facing Consequences" pp. 241, "Time to Raise the Bar" pp. 247-248, and "New Michigan..." p. 249.

H.W. Please finish completing the graphic organizer on pp. 251-252 by reviewing the articles in this unit:Facing Consequences" pp. 241, "Time to Raise the Bar" pp. 247-248, and "New Michigan..." p. 249 .  

Friday, January 18

Vocabulary: create or locate original examples of the following: consonance, conundrum, deduction, diction, emotional appeal, epigraph, euphemism, euphony, extended metaphor, and denotation

Literature: discuss “New Michigan Graduation” and “The Art of Evidence.” Examine “Types of Fallacies” pp. 257. With your group, create a visual to help the class learn your fallacies. 

H.W. Please find or create original examples of the following rhetorical terms: consonance, conundrum, deduction, diction, emotional appeal, epigraph, euphemism, euphony, extended metaphor, and denotation. (Enjoy your long weekend!)

Monday, January 21: No school! MLK, JR Day! 

Tuesday, January 22

Vocabular: share and vote (quiz tomorrow)! Remember to study ALL the rhetorical terms on list #2!!

Writing: select a topic and begin brainstorming and researching to write an editorial (argument) 

H.W. By tomorrow, you should have your editorial topic and at least one source. Study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #2.  

Wednesday, January 23

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms quiz #2

Writing: continue researching and planning your editorial essay

H.W. By tomorrow, you should have the rest of your sources and an outline for your editorial essay.  

Thursday, January 24

Writing: using your sources, start drafting your editorial essay.  

H.W. Finish writing your editorial essay. Please print out your editorial essay and bring it to class with you. If you have printer issues, email your essay to me: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Friday, January 25

Writing: turn in your editorial essay

Literature: start new unit: The Crucible: background for Arthur Miller and McCarthyism with questions.

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms #3: find or create examples for the following terms: false analogy, freight-train, humor, hyperbole, induction, interior monologue, invective, inversion, irony and jargon

H.W. Please finish reading background information for Arthur Miller and McCarthyism if not completed in class. Also, Find or create original examples of the following rhetorical terms: false analogy, freight-train, humor, hyperbole, induction, interior monologue, invective, inversion, irony and jargon

Monday, January 28

Vocabulary: share and vote

Literature: discuss background for McCarthyism and Arthur Miller. Then in Springboard, read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” p. 110 and answer “Second Read” questions #1-3, pp. 110-111.

Literature: examine “The New England Primer.” Identify your “favorite” alphabet rhyme. Describe the Puritans based on the fact that they would have used this teaching tool.

H.W. Complete any reading and assignments from Springboard if not completed in class.  

Tuesday, January 29

Literature: share your answers to the Second Read questions pp. 110-11 and your favorite alphabet rhyme from “The New England Primer.”

Literature: in Springboard, read “The Trial of Martha Carrier” pp. 113-114. Also, complete all Second Read questions pp. 114-115. 

H.W. Complete any reading and/or questions not completed in class. Also, study for tomorrow’s rhetorical term quiz #3.  

Wednesday, January 30

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms quiz #3

Literature: discuss “The Trial of Martha Carrier” and then begin reading “The Lessons of Salem” pp. 115-118 and answer all Second Read questions pp. 118-119.  

H.W. Complete any reading and/or questions not completed in class. Please note: Mrs. Light will be off campus on Thursday and Friday. This work, in addition to what will be assigned on Thursday and Friday, will be due Monday, February 4. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊  

Thursday, January 31: Mrs. Light will be off campus today. Go to Math Lab for Scheduling 

Literature: in your copies of The Crucible, please begin reading the play. Read pages 3-19 and complete questions #1-4 on the study guide.  

H.W. Please finish any reading and/or questions not completed in class.

Friday, February 1: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.

Literature: in your copies of The Crucible, please continue reading the play. Read pp. 19-46 (Up to the end of Act One). Also, please complete questions #5-7 on the study guide.

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms #4: find or create examples for the following terms: metaphor, metonymy, negative-positive, non-sequitur, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, and parallelism.

H.W. Please finish any reading and/or questions not completed in class. Also, please find or create original examples for the following terms: metaphor, metonymy, negative-positive, non-sequitur, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, and parallelism. There will be a reading quiz on ALL of ACT ONE on Monday, February 4.

Monday, February 4

Reading quiz! 😊

Vocabulary: share your original examples and vote!

Literature: review “The Lessons of Salem” and all of Act One by reading the articles “Puritan Laws and Character” and “Salem (and Other) Witch Hunts”  

H.W. Complete review activity for Act One: reading both articles and completing questions/activities.

Tuesday, February 5

Literature: review articles and questions/activities. In Springboard, read about hysteria pp. 131-132. Then, start reading Act Two, pp. 47-59 up “Quite suddenly…” and complete questions #1-2 on the study guide.  

H.W. Finish reading and/or answering questions. Be prepared for a reading quiz. Study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #4.

Wednesday, February 6

Vocabulary: quiz on rhetorical terms #4

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act Two pp. 47-59.

H.W. No homework due tomorrow. Mrs. Light will be off campus tomorrow. Work assigned tomorrow will be due Friday, February 8.

Thursday, February 7: Mrs. Light will be off campus today.

Literature: continue reading The Crucible, Act Two, pp. 59-76 (The remainder of Act Two) and complete questions #3-6 on the study guide.  

H.W. Complete any reading and/or questions not completed in class. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊

Friday, February 8

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss the remainder of Act Two. With a partner, create a timeline of events for the play so far. Include events that occurred BEFORE the action of the play started. Also, include notes about each character as you make note of where they enter the action of the play.

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms #5: find or create original examples for the following terms: simile, stereotype, straw man, syllogism, symbolism, synecdoche, theme, transition, tricolon, and understatement 

H.W. Please finish your timelines for the play so far. Also, find or create original examples for the following terms: simile, stereotype, straw man, syllogism, symbolism, synecdoche, theme, transition, tricolon, and understatement. 

Monday, February 11

Vocabulary: share and vote

Literature: share and discuss timelines. Continue reading The Crucible, Act Three pp. pp. 77-93 (Up to Proctor hands it to him.). Answer questions #1-4 on the study guide.  

H.W. Complete any reading and/or questions not finished in class. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊

Tuesday, February 12

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: discuss Act Three pp. 77-93 and add events/characters to your timelines. Continue reading The Crucible, Act Three pp. 93-111, up to the end of Act Three. Answer corresponding questions on the study guide.  

H.W. Complete any reading and/or study guide questions not completed in class. Be prepared for a reading quiz. Also, study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #5.

Wednesday, February 13

Reading quiz! 😊

Vocabulary: rhetorical terms quiz #5

Literature: add events/characters to your timelines. Discuss Act Three. Continue reading The Crucible, Act Four, pp. 112-121, up to “PARRIS: Hush!” and answer corresponding questions on the study guide.

H.W. Complete any reading and/or study guide questions not completed in class. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊  

Thursday, February 14

Reading quiz! 😊

Literature: add events/characters to your timelines. Discuss The Crucible, Act Four pp. 112-121 and then finish reading the play, pp. 121-134.  

H.W. Complete any reading and/or study guide questions not completed in class. Be prepared for a reading quiz. 😊

Friday, February 15

Workshop from Asolo re: The Crucible

Literature: add events/characters to your timeline for Act Four.

Vocabulary: create or look for original examples for the following rhetorical terms: pathos, personification, point of view, polysyndeton, protagonist, red herring, regionalism, repetition, sarcasm, and setting.

H.W. Also, find or create original examples for rhetorical terms #6: pathos, personification, point of view, polysyndeton, protagonist, red herring, regionalism, repetition, sarcasm, and setting.

Monday, February 18: No School! Presidents’ Day! 

Tuesday, February 19

Reading quiz! 😊

Vocabulary: share and vote

Literature: discuss your timelines and the ending of the play.

H.W. Study for tomorrow’s rhetorical terms quiz #6.  

Wednesday, February 20

Vocabulary quiz on rhetorical terms quiz #6

Literature: complete any discussion of The Crucible and begin working on your outlines. 

H.W. Begin working on the outline for your literary analysis essay. Outlines are due Friday, Feb. 22.  

Thursday, February 21

Writing: work on outlines 

H.W. Please complete your outlines. Outlines are due tomorrow, Friday, February 22. Please print your outline and bring it to class with you tomorrow. If you have printer issues, please email your outline to me: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Friday, February 22

Writing: conference with Mrs. Light re: outlines/complete informal writing assignment re: The Crucible and your TP-CASTT for the poem “Half-Hanged Mary” 

H.W. Continue working on your additional assignments for The Crucible. These assignments are due Wed, February 27.  

Monday, February 25

Writing: conference with Mrs. Light re: outlines/complete informal writing assignment and TP-CASTT for The Crucible 

H.W. Continue working on your additional assignments for The Crucible. These assignments are due Thurs., February 27.

Tuesday, February 26

Field Trip to Asolo to see The Crucible!! 😊

H.W. Continue working on your additional assignments for The Crucible. These assignments are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 27

Writing: turn in informal writing assignment. Discuss the poem “Half-Hanged Mary” and then turn in your TP-CASTT

Writing: work on first drafts

H.W. Continue working on your first drafts. First drafts are due Friday, March 1. 

Thursday, February 28

Writing: work on first drafts  

H.W. First drafts are due tomorrow. Please remember: do NOT put your name anywhere on your first draft. Print out your first draft and bring it to class with you tomorrow. If you have printer issues, please email me your essay: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net.

Friday, March 1

Writing: peer review first drafts 

H.W. Please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #10: Choosing the Right Word and Syn/Ant.

Monday, March 4

Writing: work on final drafts

Vocabulary: review activities

H.W. Please complete your final drafts of your literary analysis essay for The Crucible. Final drafts are due tomorrow. Please remember that you must turn in your first drafts and outlines with your final drafts. If these documents are missing, you will lose points. If you have printer issues, please email me your essay: Nicole.Light@sarasotacountyschools.net. Also, please complete the following activities for vocabulary unit #10: Completing the Sentences and Vocab in Context.

Tuesday, March 5

Writing: turn in your final drafts with your first drafts and outlines

Vocabulary: review activities for unit #10 (quiz tomorrow)

Literature: introduction and background for Harlem Renaissance project.  

H.W. Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz unit #10.