29th October 2011
The lesson plans attached to this posting cover October 31 through November 4, 2011, the week of Benchmarks for A/B classes, and midterm exams for 4×4 classes. At the same time, we will continue forging ahead through new material as we prepare to start the second nine weeks. Note that English 12′s have a research paper due this Monday, and their formal oral presentations will start on Nov. 9. To view the lesson plans for this current week, please click on the appropriate following link: Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 9 AP Eng –or– Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 9 English 12
22nd October 2011
We are now only one week away from midterm exams for 4×4 classes and Benchmarks for A/B classes, yet we continue to cover new material daily. Review will begin at the end of the week ahead. For a look at our complete lesson plans, please click on the appropriate following link: Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 8 AP Eng –or– Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 8 English 12
Because some of my AP students may have been absent during introductory lectures, I am attaching power points related to our upcoming test on Anglo-Saxon history and literature. Click on the following links to view: Eng 12 intro to early British history –and — Eng 12 Anglo-Saxon lit power point
15th October 2011
Term 1 Week 7 is about to start. 4×4 classes just completed Benchmark testing, but their midterm exam is only two weeks away. A/B classes will take their Benchmark at that time. In the meantime, we are forging ahead with new material and new writing assignments. APs are about to start a comparative essay, while English 12 classes are beginning a research paper and project. For a look at this week’s lesson plans, please click on the appropriate following link: Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 7 English 12 – or– Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 7 AP Eng
08th October 2011
Benchmark Tests will be administered this week to all 4×4 classes, and interims will be sent home Friday with all students, including A/B’s. To view the complete lesson plans for your respective class in the week ahead, please click on the appropriate following link: Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 6 AP Eng –or– Lesson Plans 11-12 Sem 1 week 6 English 12
01st October 2011
Autumn is almost upon us, and so are 1st quarter Benchmarks for all 4×4 classes. (This does not apply to A/B classes.)
English 12 classes will be wrapping up their study of Chaucer and of The Time Machine, with a number of tests and quizzes in the week ahead. Benchmark tests will be given on October 12th. We will be doing a lot of culminating activities and review in preparation.
AP classes will be having their first test — on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings –, continuing the analysis of selected poetry, and beginning a study of Anglo-Saxon literature.