Assignments

9/3 9H Prep. for "All Summer in a Day" Socratic Seminar on Tuesday. Dram.Lit. complete Oedipus analysis in Google docs.

9/2 9H "All Summer in a Day" Read/Vocabulary/Comp.questions Dram. Lit. prep for graded discussion

9/1 Dramatic Lit: Complete the Oedipus Questions 


5/18 9(H) Read "Sailing from Troy" and "The Lotus Eaters"  complete questions in your composition book

5/6 - 5/8 Final assessment for R and J 
5/5 9H Review for R and J final assessment (5/6)
5/4 9H Review for R and J final assessment (5/6)

4/29 9H R & J Act IV -  As you read, notice the dramatic irony in those scenes in which the characters speak and act in ignorance of the true state of affairs. How does your knowing the true state of affairs affect your appreciation of the play?

4/28 9H Romeo and Juliet complete Act III. . 

4/27 9H Romeo and Juliet Act III, scenes i, ii, iii. 

4/17 9H Romeo and Juliet Read through Act II. 


4/16 9H Romeo and Juliet Act I scene v, Act II scene i, ii

4/15 9H R and J Act 1 scene iii, iv. 

4/14 9H "Romeo and Juliet Act I, scene ii

4/13 9H "Romeo and Juliet" Act I, scene i

4/10 9H "Romeo and Juliet" Prologue


3/23 - 4/3 Grammar boot camp! Learn the rules!

3/16 9H ESSAY DUE!

3/11 -3/16 Writing workshop

3/11 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 29-31  Dramatic Lit. Finish Act 1

3/10 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 27-28 Dramatic Lit. Act I, 1-3 Fences


3/6 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 24-26 Dramatic Lit. End of book discussion

3/5 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 22-23 Dramatic Lit. Laramie Fishbowl.

3/4 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 20-21 Dramatic Lit. Laramie Act III Questions.

3/3 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 18-19 Dramatic Lit. Read The Laramie Project Act III


2/27 9H CRS notes due tomorrow 

2/26 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch. 13 Dramatic Lit.  The Laramie Project Act II fishbowl questions

2/25 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch. 12 Dramatic Lit. Read Act II of The Laramie Project

2/24 9H Finish T.K.A.M. Part I notes Dramatic Lit. Read Act 1 of The Laramie Project Formative Assessment tomorrow


2/14 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 9-11 Note the Close Reading Signposts

2/13 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 7-8 Note the Close Reading Signposts

2/12 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 6. Take notes on the Close Reading Signposts.

2/11 9H Read T.K.A.M. CH 4-5


1/12 9H
Read Obama's second inaugural address, annotate for literary devices and persuasive appeals Dramatic Lit Act III

1/9 9H
Mind maps Dramatic Lit Act II Fishbowl prep. part I
1/8 9H
Mind maps Dramatic Lit Act II
1/7 9H Annotate for literary devices and persuasive appeals Dramatic Lit Read Act II
1/6 9H
"I Have A Dream"  Dramatic Lit Act 1 Questions
1/5 9H
Elements of persuasion Dramatic Lit Laramie Project Read Act I
12/5 9H ARITS Act III w/ vocabulary
12/4 9H
ARITS Act II, iii w/ vocabulary
12/3 9H
ARITS Act II, ii w/ vocabulary
12/2 9H
ARITS Act II, i w/ vocabulary
12/1 9H "ARITS" Act I, ii w/ vocabulary Dramatic Literature "Equus" Act I, i

10/29 9H 
Draft #2
10/28 9H Draft #1

10/24 9H  Literary thesis graphic organizer
10/23 9H OMAM ch 6 questions
10/22 9H OMAM ch 5 questions
10/21 9H OMAM ch 4 questions
10/20 9H OMAM ch 3 questions

10/17 9H OMAM ch 2 questions
10/16 9H OMAM ch 1 questions
10/15 9H Short Story DUE TODAY
10/14 9H Short story draft #3
10/13 9H  NArrative Writing in lab tomorrow - work on draft 

10/10  9H Work on drafts #2
10/9 9H First draft due tomorrow - class will be held in the third floor lab
10/8 9H Work on first draft - lab tomorrow - share on Google docs
10/7 9H Narrative writing map
10/6 9H Short Story Test

10/2 9H Story Maps / Dram Lit. Composition due Monday.

10/1 9H Review for test Dram Lit. Work on composition assignment

9/30 Dram. Lit. Prep. for graded discussion / Work on scene notes

9/29 9H "A Man to Send Rain Clouds" Questions / Vocabulary Dram Lit. Finish Streetcar


9/25 9H "Uncle Marcos" Questions / Vocabulary Dram Lit. Scene 8/9

9/24 9H "A Very Old Man w/ Enormous Wings"  Vocabulary / Questions Dram Lit. Scene 6/7

9/23 9H Complete part 2 of "The Scarlet Ibis" packet Dramatic Lit. work on scene notes

9/22 9H  Complete part 1 of "The Scarlet Ibis" packet. Dramatic Lit. read "Streetcar" scenes 4/5


9/19 9H read "The Scarlet Ibis", Vocabulary p181. Questions 1-9 p 189 

9/18 Dramatic Lit. "Streetcar" MEMORIZE LINES for "Poker Night" scene. 

9/17 9H "All Summer" vocabulary Dramatic Lit. "Streetcar" scene 3 "Poker Night" 

9/16 9H "Read" All Summer in a Day" complete Socratic seminar prep. guide. Dramatic Lit. "Streetcar" scene 2

9/8 9H "The Most Dangerous Game"  Dramatic Lit. "Thinking Like a Director" ch 3 questions


6/5 9H A block Film Study D Study for test tomorrow

6/4 9H A and D Film Study - Student council speeches tomorrow! E - test tomorrow! 

6/3 9H Threaded discussion on web 

6/2 9H Threaded discussion on web


5/29 9H Read Act V

5/28 9H Read Act IV

5/27 9H Act IV scenes i and ii


5/22 9H Romeo and Juliet complete Act III. Dramatic LIt. C block Open Jam tomorrow. 

5/21 9H Romeo and Juliet Act III, scene ii, iii. Dramatic Lit. Performances tomorrow! 

5/20 9H Romeo and Juliet Act III, scene i. Memorize lines. 

5/19 9H Romeo and Juliet Read through Act II. Dramatic Lit.  Scripts due


5/16 9H Romeo and Juliet Act I scene v, Act II scene i, ii

5/15 9H R and J Act 1 scene iii, iv. 

5/14 9H "Romeo and Juliet Act I, scene ii

5/13 9H "Romeo and Juliet" Act I, scene i

5/12 9H "Romeo and Juliet" Prologue


5/7 - 5/8  9H Paper due 5/9:  Explain how "O' Brother Where Art Thou" parallels "The Odyssey."  Dramatic Lit.  Brainstorm ideas for original script. 

5/6 Dramatic Lit. - Holy Sonnet performances in the theater. 


5/2 9H Finish "The Odyssey" Dramatic Lit. Holy Sonnets - OFF BOOK for Monday. 

5/1 9H Comp. books due Dramatic Lit. Poetry Four Square

4/29 9H Complete journal questions. Dramatic Lit. Poetry Four Square

4/28 9H "The Odyssey" - recalling and interpreting Part II. Dramatic Lit. Holy Sonnet

4/14  - 4/17  9H "The Odyssey" - recalling and interpreting. Dramatic Lit. - "WIT"  Questions "Understanding the Play" 


4/10 9H Read "The Land of the Dead"

4/9 9H Read "The Cyclops" Questions # 1-6

4/8 9H  Read "The Lotus Eaters" p649 Questions #1-4 p650 Dramatic Lit. complete vocabulary and  open responses for Fishbowl tomorrow.

4/7 9H Read the opening verse of The Odyssey(p645), and read "Sailing from Troy" (p647)answer questions #1-4 on p648 Dramatic Lit. finish reading Wit.


4/4 Dramatic Lit.  Intro to WiT 9H Conferences

4/3 Dramatic Lit. Comp. Lab - Essay DUE TOMORROW  9H Conferences

4/2  Dramatic Lit. Comp. Lab  9H independent reading

4/1 Dramatic Lit. Work on Fences essay.  9H Agreement quiz tomorrow. 


3/24- 3/28 9H Grammar Boot Camp! Learn the rules! Dramatic Lit. Fences Performances in the theater.


3/19 Dramatic Lit. Memorize your lines. Scene work tomorrow in the theater.

3/18 9H Essay due tomorrow

3/17 9H Essay deadline pushed back to Wed. 3/19. Continue working on this at home. Tomorrow, go directly the 3rd floor lab tomorrow - please be mindful of MCAS testing and walk quietly in the 3rd floor hallway.  Dramatic Lit. Scene work in the auditorium. 


3/12 9H Outline due tomorrow. Dramatic Lit. Comparative Performance assignment on "News" page.

3/11 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 29-31  Dramatic Lit. Finish Act 1

3/10 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 27-28 Dramatic Lit. Act I, 1-3 Fences


3/6 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 24-26 Dramatic Lit. End of book discussion

3/5 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 22-23 Dramatic Lit. Laramie Fishbowl.

3/4 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 20-21 Dramatic Lit. Laramie Act III Questions.

3/3 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 18-19 Dramatic Lit. Read The Laramie Project Act III


2/27 9H CRS poster due tomorrow Dramatic Lit. Performance of "And" tonight. 7p.

2/26 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch. 13 Dramatic Lit.  The Laramie Project Act II fishbowl questions

2/25 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch. 1Dramatic Lit. Read Act II of The Laramie Project

2/24 9H Finish T.K.A.M. Part I notes Dramatic Lit. Read Act 1 of The Laramie Project Formative Assessment tomorrow


2/14 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 9-11 Note the Close Reading Signposts

2/13 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 7-8 Note the Close Reading Signposts

2/12 9H Read T.K.A.M. Ch 6. Take notes on the Close Reading Signposts.

2/11 9H Read T.K.A.M. CH 4-5

2/10 9H Annotated Bibliography due tomorrow.

2/7 9H Complete double entry website notes. Read T.K.A.M. CH. 1-3. Dramatic Lit. Monologue presentations Monday / Monologue worksheet due.

2/6 9H Complete double entry print / primary sources. Dramatic Lit - Complete notes template for Andy's Monologue and Bender's monologue. Work on memorizing lines. 

2/5 9H Snow day - Complete double entry database notes Dramatic Lit - Work on lines

2/4 9H Complete double entry database notes Dramatic Lit Complete Monologue Worksheet for your chosen monologue. All monologues should be approved before you complete the worksheet!

1/24 9H Rhetorical / literary devices review Dramatic Literature Prep. for timed run thru

1/23 9H A.R.I.T.S. Review Dramatic Literature Work on scene study notes. Directors work on light cues

1/22 9H Of Mice and Men Review Dramatic Literature Work on scene study notes

1/21 9H Short Stories review Dramatic Literature All actors should be OFF BOOK by tomorrow!

1/16 9H Bring green text book to class and begin mid-term review /story maps. Dramatic Literature Annotate your script. For each beat change, note your objectives, motivations, tactics and subtext.
1/15 9H
E block presentations. A/D block bring green text book for short story maps. Dramatic Literature Read through your scene study assignments. Directors and AD's start blocking.

1/14 9H Presentations tomorrow! Dramatic Lit.  Equus discussion on the relationship between passion and worship in the play, the role of religion in the play and the roles of parenting and authority figures in the play. 

1/13 9H Presentations tomorrow! Dramatic Literature Equus test due tomorrow. 

1/9 9H Continue working on your persuasive speech. Dramatic Lit. Complete discussion questions for Fishbowl Friday tomorrow.

1/8 9H  Begin writing your persuasive speech Dramatic Lit. Equus discussion questions for Fishbowl

1/7 9H In a short essay, analyze and compare the use of rhetorical devices and elements of persuasion in  "I Have a Dream" and Obama's Inaugural Address. Dramatic Lit. Read Equus Act II

1/6 9H Create a mind map of literary devices and elements of persuasion in Obama's Inaugural Address Dramatic Lit. Read Equus Act 1


12/19 - 12/20 PERFORMANCES in the theater 9H  Elements of persuasion. Annotate elements in "I Have A Dream"  

12/16 - 12/18 Dramatic Lit tech/dress in the theater 9H "I Have A Dream" Annotate literary devices 

12/9-  12/13 Dramatic Lit blocking/set design/production elements in the theater 9H ARITS  Composition Exam on Google docs 

12/2 - 12/5 Dramatic LIt - Final Sequel Activity/ Script Writing on Google docs 9H ARITS ACTS 1- 3


11/21 9H Autobiography Due  ARITS Notes

11/20 9H Autobiography Draft #2

11/19 9H Autobiography Draft #1

11/18 9H "Harlem" and "Let America Be American Again" Questions

11/15 9H  Who is Jim Crow? Photo analysis worksheet

11/14 9(H) Autobiography Assignment

11/13 9(H) Complete the document analysis worksheet for To Be Young, Gifted and Black"


11/7 Dramatic Lit prep for Scene 5 fishbowl / Point of View reflection due

11/6 Dramatic Lit. Scene Presentations

11/4 Paper due Dramatic lit - paper due

10/30-11/1  Draft #2  Dramatic Lit finalize blocking/ prep for tech/dress

10/28 9H Draft #1 Dramatic Lit. memorize your lines


10/25 9H Process writing "Outlining" Dramatic Lit Six Degrees p 34-45

10/24 9H Intro to literary thesis writing Dramatic Lit Six Degrees p1-34 questions/ Fishbowl Prep

10/23 9H Prep for end of book discussion Dramatic Lit

10/22  9H study for vocabulary test Dramatic Lit. Six Degrees of Separation: historical context

10/21 9H / SAT Prep. Vocabulary Flashcards


10/18 9H Ch 5/6  questions

10/17 9H  Ch 4 questions

10/16 9H Read Ch 3 and answer #1-4 "To A Mouse"


10/15 9H Ch 2 study questions Dramatic Lit Streetcar Fishbowl tomorrow

10/11 9H Of Mice and Men Ch2. Dramatic Lit film analysis

10/10 9H Standard Focus: Dialogue Dramatic Lit film analysis

10/9  9H Of Mice and Men Ch.1 Dramatic Lit bring film analysis questions to class

10/8 Dramatic Lit - Long Compositions due tomorrow 

10/7 Poetry performances tomorrow

10/3 Dramatic LIt  Work on art pieces for performance poetry 9(H) Short Stories due

10/2 9(H) Work on final drafts Dramatic Lit - First draft Long. Comp. 

9/30

Dramatic Lit - Finish your notes on theatrical elements: props, lighting, sound. Scene work: Nicole, Danny, Alec, Rachel, Celia, Meggie, Sabrina, Lewis

9H - Story map outline due tomorrow - work on first draft of narrative. 

9/26

Dramatic Lit Finish Streetcar / Performances tomorrow

9H Read "The Man to Send Rainclouds"

9/24 Dramatic Lit  Memorize your lines

9/23  9H "Uncle Marcos" story map  Dramatic Lit Streetcar scenes 6/7 

9/20  SAT 400 Grammar Quiz. 

         9H Ibis packet due  / Read "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" 

9/19  9H Scarlet Ibis  Dramatic Lit Streetcar scene 4 Questions

9/18

9H Read "The Lady or the Tiger"

Dramatic Lit "Streetcar" scene 4 

9/17
9H
Complete "Ibis" packet
Dramatic Lit
"Poker NIght"
9/16
9H Scarlet Ibis Packet -  p.1- 5
Dramatic Lit - Read scene 3 "Poker Night" Mark the beats. Consider: objectives, motivations, obstacles and tactics. Actors memorize lines. Don't forget props!
9/13
9H The Scarlet Ibis / Vocabulary
Dramatic Lit - Streetcar scene 2

9/12

9H Study for "The Most Dangerous Game" vocabulary quiz

Dramatic LIt  - Mark the beats in Scene 1. Choose one character and take notes on their subtext, objective, motivation and tactics

9/11

9H "The Most Dangerous Game" p.13 - p.31 #1-10

Dramatic Lit  - Streetcar Scene 1 with Questions

9/9
9H
- "All Summer in a Day" Vocabulary
Dramatic LIt - Gone with the Wind Questions
9/6
9H -" All Summer in A Day" - Socratic Seminar Preparation Sheet
9/5
Dramatic Lit - Thinking Like A Director /  Ch 3 Questions
9(H) - "All Summer in a Day"  / Questions # 1-5
6/6
Continue working on your Independent Reading Projects, Hamlet Logs, and The Odyssey notes.

6/3 

We will miss two classes this week due to MCAS.  Read through Part II of "The Odyssey".

D Nice job on Fishbowl today! Hamlet test tomorrow. How to study: Review your notes, keep working on your essay, think about Hamlet, talk about Hamlet.  

Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet! 

5/30
C/G
Read "The Return of Odysseus" and "Argus"
D
Logs due
5/29
C/G Finish Part 1
D
What caused the tragedy?
5/28
C/G
Read "Land of the Dead" Questions #1-6
D Act V, Scene v log
5/24
C/G Vocabulary The Odyssey
F Independent reading
D Act V, Scene i log
5/23
C/G Read p.641 - 662. Answer questions on p648 #1-5, p650 #1`-6, p662 #1-5
D Complete Act 4 logs
5/20 - 5/22
C/G
R & J Sociograms due 5/23
D
Tues. Act IV, iv writing assignment (Tues) Read Act IV, v - vii. (Wed.)
5/17
C/G Study for R & J Test  5/20
D Prepare for Hamlet Act 4, iv scene study
F Frankenstein six word memoirs due Monday
5/13
C/G Journal: George Orwell Wrote "A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler that the forces which destroy him" Do Romeo and Juliet prove to be nobler than the forces that bring about their downfall?
D Hamlet Act III performances tomorrow!
5/10
C/G R & J Act V  - Consider, as you read the final act, what distinguishes a tragedy from a story that is merely sad. (Some critics feel Romeo was not noble enough or did not suffer enough to be a tragic hero).
F Final Draft due Monday!
5/9
C/G R & J Act IV -  As you read, notice the dramatic irony in those scenes in which the characters speak and act in ignorance of the true state of affairs. How does your knowing the true state of affairs affect your appreciation of the play?
F Draft #2 HG Essay
D Reminder: Hamlet Journals
5/8
C/G R & J Act IV
D Hamlet  Act III scene study assignments
F HG Draft #1
5/6
C/G Finish Act III
D Hamlet Act III, ii
F HG Outline

5/3
R & J Act III Performances HW.  ii-iv
5/2
R&J Act III, i Blocking / Rehearsal
4/24
C/G
Romeo and Juliet Act I, scenes 2 and 3
D Hamlet Act I, iii, iv, v
4/23
C/G Shakespearean Insults
D Hamelt Act I, i,ii performance tomorrow
4/22
C/G
Romeo and Juliet Act I prologue
D  Hamlet Act I, i, ii
4/3 Work on grammar packets: Verbs
4/1 Work on grammar packets: Pronouns
3/25
11(H) Reflection: Do you think the film version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein enhances or obscures the authors' intentions?
9(CP1/H) Reflection: Do you think the film version of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird enhances or obscures the authors' intentions?
3/14
11(H) Frankenstein essay first draft due Mon. 3/18
9(CP1/H) To Kill A Mockingbird essay first draft due Mon. 3/18
2/28
11(H) To prepare for Fishbowl Friday,  read Paradise Lost Excerpt. Go to News page for full assignment. You should be through Ch 12 for the discussion.
9(CP1/H) Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow TKAM Ch 4-14
2/25
9(CP1/H)
This week we are mapping the close reading signposts in To Kill A Mockingbird.

2/6

9(CP1/H) Bring vocabulary flash cards to class tomorrow. Work on close reading signposts.

2/4
11H This week you will read Frankenstein Letters - Ch.5 and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". You will complete this assignment to prepare for Fishbowl Friday.
1/31
11H Complete pre-reading assignment for Frankenstein
9(H)CP1 Complete pre-reading assignment for Frankenstien
SAT prep. Bring PSAT scores to class
1/22 C/G  Analyze the rhetorical devices in the 2013 Inaugural Address. Then, compare your findings with Dr. King's use of rhetorical devices in "I Have a Dream". Click here to view the complete assignment.
1/16 C/G presentations tomorrow.

1/15

(9H) Bring first draft of persuasive speech. Incorporate elements of persuasion and at least two literary devices. 

(9CP1)  Bring first draft of persuasive speech. Incorporate elements of persuasion and at least two literary devices. 

1/14
(11H) Mind Map Presentations due tomorrow.
(11CPIIH) Film Essay due Wed
(9H) Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow 1/15
(9CP1) Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow 1/15

Handouts

Close Reading Signposts

Literary Thesis Graphic Organizer

All Summer Socratic Seminar Prep.



To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Prompts

To Kill A Mockingbird Film Questions

The Laramie Project Act I Questions
The Laramie Project Act II Questions
The Laramie Project Act III Questions
Equus Discussion Questions
Equus Scene Study Writing Requirements
Acting Performance Rubric
Six Degrees Scene 4 Reading Activity
Six Degrees Scene 5  Questions
Six Degrees Scene 6FishbowlQuestions
Six Degrees Scene 6 Working w/ Quotes
Six Degrees Film Analysis Questions
Six Degrees Final Sequel Project

A Raisin in the Sun Activity #1

A Raisin in the Sun Activity #2

A Raisin in the Sun Activity #3

A Raisin in the Sun Activity #4

A Raisin in the Sun Activity #4extended

I Have a Dream Questions

I Have a Dream Vocabulary

Elements of Persuasion Notes

Speech comparison assignment

Frankenstein Pre-reading assignment

Frankenstein Vocabulary

Frankenstein and "Rime" Questions

Paradise Lost Excerpt

Frankenstein Essay Assignment