Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday--Re-read the sonnets in the packet.
Wednesday--Begin to consider subject matter/form for your original poem.
Friday--Poem/explanation due Tuesday; poetics test Thursday.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday--Rewrite the two paragraphs, correcting all fragments.
Thursday--Sound Effects exercise
Friday--Study for Vocabulary (Root Word Set #4) and Grammar (Fragments) Quiz
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday--Read Books 20-21 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday--Study for vocabulary/pronoun-antecedent quiz tomorrow.
Wednesday--Bring the Odyssey book to class tomorrow.
Thursday--Read Books 23-24 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Prepare for the Odyssey test on Monday.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday--Study for vocabulary/grammar quiz Wednesday.
Tuesday--No class; field trip
Wednesday--Read Book 17 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday--Read the poems by William Blake. Be prepared to share observations on the similarities and differences between the pairs of poems.
Wednesday--Re-read the Blake poems. Begin working on your own poem of innocence or experience, due Monday, November 11.
Thursday--original poem work
Friday--Write a few paragraphs that...[read more]
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday--Begin Monster essay, due Monday, November 11.
Wednesday--Study for quiz over Odysseus' adventures, Books 6, 9, 10-12.
Thursday--Read Book 16 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Complete Monster essay for Monday; quiz over Root Word Set 1 and Subject-Verb Agreement Tuesday.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday--No class; Read Book 6 of the Odyssey for tomorrow.
Tuesday--Read Book 9 of the Odyssey for Thursday.
Thursday--Read Book 10 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Read Book 11 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tuesday--Work on Odyssey presentations (study guide, art project, and scene).
Wednesday--Work on Odyssey presentations (study guide, art project, and scene); Read Book 5 of the Odyssey.
Thursday--Read Book 6 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Read Book 9 of the Odyssey.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Monday--Read Book 22 of the Iliad.
Tuesday--Read Book 24 of the Iliad.
Wednesday--Work on Iliad essay.
Thursday--Study for Iliad test tomorrow.
Friday--Iliad essay due Monday.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday--Read Book 18 of the Iliad. On a clean sheet of drawing paper, illustrate your own shield with images of all the things you love.
Tuesday--Read Book 19 of the Iliad.
Wednesday--Quiz tomorrow on Books, 9,16, 18, and 19.
Thursday--Read Book 22 of the Iliad; choose an essay topic and locate textual evidence.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday--Prepare for quiz tomorrow on Iliad background, and Books 1,3, and 6
Tuesday--Read Book 9 of the Iliad
Wednesday--Read Book 16 of the Iliad. Using the text for careful reference, write an obituary for Patroclus. Describe his talents as a warrior in Book 16, how he is killed, Achilles' feelings for his best friend, and whom...[read more]
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Monday: Finish reading Book 1 of the Iliad.
Tuesday: Read Book 3 of the Iliad. Pay particular attention to Helen, Paris, and Menelaus, and Helen's feelings about both of these men.
Wednesday: Write two letters from Helen, one to the husband she wants to keep that explains why she has chosen him, and one to the husband she rejects...[read more]
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thursday--Come to class tomorrow prepared to discuss a story that you could retell entirely from memory. What elements of the story help you to remember the details?
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The 10th Grade Humanities Track B begins with students reading selected books from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, focusing on elements of the oral tradition, historical context, and recurring themes and techniques in both works. Our second unit will be a study of poetics with a concentration on form and technique. Over the course of the...[read more]