College English Literature and Composition

Welcome new College English Literature and Composition students!  I am looking forward to next school year.  Here is copy of the summer work you need to do for the first day of school.  Enjoy your summer!

College lit and comp summer assignment 2017

College Lit sample notes for Bible readings

Thursday, August 17

  • Welcome
  • Syllabus
  • Binder check/ Bible note check
  • Getting to Know You Shared Google Doc (finish for homework)

Monday, Aug. 21

  • Lit term 1 Quiz on Thursday
  • College Application Puzzle
  • Write for College- Personal Writing (CO Standards 3.2 & 3.3)
  • College Essay- Analyze intros (CO Standard 3.1.e.)
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 1 in Mythology and take notes on the 12 Olympians (due Wed) (CO Standards 2.2. c & e)

Tuesday, Aug. 22

  • College Essay (cont’d from Monday)
  • Writing workshop- Prompt 1  (CO Standards 3.2 & 3.3)
  • HOMEWORK: See Monday

Wednesday, Aug. 23

  • Review 12 Olympians
  • Writing workshop- Prompt 1  (CO Standards 3.2 & 3.3)
  • HOMEWORK: Prometheus & Io, p. 95-100; Orpheus & Eurydice, p. 138-143; Daedalus, p. 193-195; take notes on stories (due Thurs) (CO Standards 2.2. c & e)

Thursday, Aug. 24

  • Lit term quiz 1
  • Peer edit college essays
  • 2nd draft due Monday
  • Homework: The Trojan War, p. 253-276 + notes (due Monday) (CO Standards 2.2. c & e)

Monday, Aug. 28

  • Trojan War notes due
  • Research Victorian Age
  • 2nd draft of college essay shared with teacher
  • Homework: House of Atreus p. 345-372 + notes (due Wed)

Tuesday, Aug. 29

  • Voice lessons
  • Work on shared presentation (Google Slides) for Victorian Age
  • Homework: House of Atreus p. 345-372 + notes (due Wed)

Wednesday, Aug. 30

  • Grammar: Comma Usage
  • Continue group work on Victorian Age– Presentations due Thursday
  • Homework: The Royal House of Thebes p. 373-389 + notes (due Tues.)

Thursday, Aug. 31

  • Present Victorian Age PowerPoints
  • Hand out study guide for Bible/Mythology MythologyBibleQuizStudyGuide (1)
  • Hmwork: The Royal House of Thebes p. 373-389 + notes (due Tues.) & study for test
  • Bible/Mythology test on Tuesday! (No school Monday- Labor Day)
  • Voc

Monday, Sept. 4- NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • Bible/Mythology Test
  • College Essay revisions due next Monday.
  • Begin Reading Great Expectations, Ch. 1 & 2; take concise notes for all chapters!
  • Lit terms 2 list- due Thursday

Wednesday, Sept. 6

  • GE Ch. 1 & 2 discussion
  • Comma Usage corrections (put the rule number above the correction)
  • Read Ch. 3 & 4

Thursday, Sept. 7

Monday, Sept. 11

  • Voice lessons
  • College essay revisions due.
  • Student-Led discussion GE Ch. 5-10; bring 5 questions
  • Homework: Read Ch. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week: “The Economic Guide to Picking a College Major.”- Close Reading
  • Student-Led Discussion Ch. 11 of Great Expectations; bring 3 questions
  • Homework: Ch. 12 & 13

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • 1 pg. response to KG’s article
  • Student-Led Discussion Ch. 12 & 13; bring 3 questions
  • Homework: Study for Lit term 2 quiz, read Ch. 14 & 15 & take notes; bring 3 questions for discussion

Thursday, Sept. 14

  • Lit terms & devices 2 quiz
  • Student-Led Discussion- Ch. 14 & 15 & notes; bring 3 questions
  • Vocab Unit 1: Quiz on Tues.
  • Homework: Ch. 16-19 of Great Expectations (End of Pt. 1) & notes & 5 questions for discussion on Monday

Monday, Sept. 18

  • Discussion of Ch. 16-19
  • Homework: Read Ch. 20-21, notes & 3 questions; study for vocab

Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Vocab Unit 1 quiz
  • Ch. 20-21 discussion
  • Poetry analysis: “Freedom’s Plow” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01PM–NEWE
  • Homework: Ch. 22, notes & 3 questions

Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Voice lessons
  • Ch. 22 discussion
  • Homework: Ch. 23-24, notes & 3 questions

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Ch. 23-24 student-led discussion
  • Lit. terms 3- begin in class
  • Homework: Lit terms 3 (due Mon.); Rd. Ch. 25-29, takes notes & prepare 5 questions for discussion

Monday, Sept. 25

  • Lit terms 3 due
  • Grammar- parallelism
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 25-29
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 30-31; notes & 3 questions

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • “Freedom’s Plow” ; identifying lit. devices & figurative language
  • Discussion of Ch. 30 & 31
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 32 & 33; notes & 3 questions

Wednesday, Sept. 27

  • Voice lessons
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 32 & 33
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 34 & 35; notes & 3 questions

Thursday, Sept. 28

  • Lit. term 3 quiz
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 34 & 35
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 36-39 (End of the 2nd state of Pip’s Expectations); notes & 5 questions

Monday, Oct. 2

  • Great Expectations discussion Ch. 36-39; — bring 5 questions
  • College essay 2- choose prompt
  • Homework: Essay prompt, Ch. 40; notes & 3 questions

Tuesday, Oct. 3

  • Vocab- online practice, Unit 2
  • Discussion on Ch. 40
  • College Essay- Work on 1st draft
  • Homework: Ch. 41 & 42; notes & 3 questions

Wednesday, Oct. 4

  • Hand in questions for Ch. 41 & 42
  • Online vocab quiz, Unit 2
  • College Essay-Work on 1st draft
  • Homework: Complete essay, read Ch. 43 & 44; notes & 3 questions

Thursday, Oct. 5

  • Hand in questions for Ch. 43 & 44
  • Peer editing of  College Essay
  • Homework: Ch. 45-49 & 5 questions; revise college essay (2nd draft due Monday)

Mon., Oct 9

  • Discussion of Ch. 45-49
  • Lit terms 4 handout (may have time today or tomorrow to work on in class)
  • College Essay 2 2nd draft due
  • Homework: Ch. 50 & 51 & 3 questions

Tues., Oct. 10

  • Discussion of Ch. 50 & 51
  • Work on Lit terms (if time)
  • Homework: Ch. 52 & 53 & 3 questions; lit terms 4 due Wed.

Wed., Oct. 11

  • Lit terms 4 due
  • Voice Lessons
  • Discussion of Ch. 52 & 53
  • Vocab Online- Unit 3 (begin working w/Unit 3, highlight unknown words)
  • Homework: Ch. 54 & 3 questions

Thurs., Oct. 12

  • Hand back Lit terms 4 (Quiz Mon)
  • Discussion of Ch. 54
  • Unit 3 Online practice
  • Homework: Ch. 55-59 & 5 questions; study for lit terms 4 quiz

Mon., Oct. 16

  • Study guide for test

Tues., Oct. 17

  • Great Expectations Test
  • Unit 3 Vocab practice (if time)
  • Handout Individual Book Project Guidelines

Wed., Oct. 18

  • Types of Satire
  • Satire vocabulary terms
  • Political cartoons
  • Parody of “Jesus Take the Wheel”
  • Vocab practice;  Quiz Th.

Thurs., Oct. 19

  • Vocab Unit 3 quiz
  • Evaluate Simpson’s episodes, identifying type of satire, examples of satire, and statement being made about society

Mon., Oct. 23

  • Lit terms 4 quiz
  • Satire project  satireproject
  • Work on Project

Tues., Oct. 24

Wed., Oct. 25

  • The Crucible Overture and Act 1
  • Start critical thinking questions

Thurs., Oct. 26

  • Share satire projects
  • Bring novels for Independent Book Project

Mon., Oct. 30

  • The Crucible, Act 1
  • Work on critical thinking questions (homework)

Tues., Oct. 31

  • The Crucible, finish Act 1
  • Vocab Unit 4, highlight unknown words
  • Work on critical thinking questions (due Wed.)

Wed., Nov. 1

  • The Crucible, Act 1 questions due!
  • Voice lessons
  • Classroom discussion on Act 1
  • Begin reading Act 2

Thurs., Nov. 2

  • SOTC- Independent novels for book project
  • Vocab practice, Unit 4
  • SSR
  • Lit terms & devices 5 (due Monday)

Mon., Nov. 6

  • Lit terms & devices 5 due!
  • The Crucible, Act 2
  • Questions due on Tuesday
  • Vocab practice (if time; quiz on Tu)

Tues., Nov. 7

  • Vocab- Unit 4 quiz
  • Watch Act 2
  • Begin Act 3 (if time)

Wed., Nov. 8

  • The Crucible, Act 3
  • Work on questions

Thurs., Nov. 9

  • SOTC- Independent novels
  • Lit terms 5 quiz
  • The Crucible, Act 3
  • Act 3 questions due Monday
  • Watch Act 3?

 

Mon, Nov. 13

  • The Crucible Act 3 (finish)
  • Watch Act 3
  • Act 3 questions due on Tuesday.

Tues, Nov. 14

  • Vocab- Unit 5- highlight unknown words
  • Begin Act 4
  • Complete Act 4 questions that can be completed

Wed, Nov. 15

  • Voice Lessons
  • Read Act 4
  • Watch end of movie
  • Questions due on Thurs.

Thurs, Nov. 16

Mon., Nov. 27

  • Group work on Mass Hysteria Project (due Nov. 29)

Tues., Nov. 28

  • Work on Presentations for Mass Hysteria Project (make sure Google presentations are shared with me!)

Wed., Nov. 29

  • Presentations of Mass Hysteria Projects
  • Hand in Venn Diagrams for the project.
  • Vocab Unit 5 practice (quiz on Th)

Thurs., Nov. 30

  • Vocab Unit 5 Quiz
  • Discuss writing about themes
  • Outline/Web ideas for Crucible theme essay
  • Work on first draft of essay (due for peer edit on Monday)

Mon., Dec. 4

  • Vocab Unit 5 Practice
  • Peer conference of Crucible essay

Tues., Dec. 5

  • Vocab Unit 5 test
  • “Half-Hanged Mary”- 1st reading and active reading

Wed., Dec. 6

  • PPSSSTTT with “Half-Hanged Mary”
  • Read first paragraphs of essays (if time)
  • Crucible essay due

Thurs., Dec. 7

 

Mon., Dec. 11

  • Lit terms quiz will be Wed.
  • Independent Reading Project Workday
  • Homework: Evaluate your compare/contrast essays (due Wed.)

Tues., Dec. 12

  • Vocab Unit 6- highlight unknown words
  • “Barn Burning” Anticipation Guide, begin reading
  • Begin reading, “Barn Burning” by Wm. Faulkner  http://jerrywbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Barn-Burning-by-William-Faulkner-1.pdf
  • Lit terms 6 due

Wed., Dec. 13

  • Continue reading of “Barn Burning”; answer critical thinking questions

Thurs., Dec. 15

  • Lit terms 6 quiz
  • Vocab practice, Unit 6
  • “Nighttime Fires” by Regina Barreca, 1st reading, PPSSSTTT analysis (due Monday)
  • Independent Reading Project Due Today!

Mon., Dec. 18

  • AP Lit text- P. 50-57, Comparing & Contrasting Texts
  • Read “Slam, Dunk, and Hook” on pp. 42-43 and “Fast Break” on p. 49 aloud
  • Then, read p. 50-57
  • On p. 57, complete questions 1-6
  • (Do not do activity or reading at the bottom of p. 57)

Tues., Dec. 19

  • Vocab practice (quiz on Wed.)
  • Compare “Barn Burning” and “Nighttime Fires” (chart)

Wed., Dec. 20

  • Vocab Unit 6 online quiz
  • Semester exam- Prewriting (web essay) OR study for exams

Thurs., Dec. 21

  • Semester exam

ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE ARE ARE FROM LAST YEAR

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  • 1st reading of “The History Teacher”
  • Close reading of “The History Teacher”
  • PPSSSTTT- Poetry Analysis
  • 1st reading of “A Barred Owl”
  • Close reading of “A Barred Owl”
  • PPSSSTTT- Poetry Analysis
  • Compare/Contrast Poems (homework, if not finished in class)

Mon., Jan. 9

  • Brave New Voices– Claims

Tues., Jan. 10

  • Ethos, Logos, Pathos
  • Ch. 1: Choices, “Rhetoric”
  • Complete reading guide

Wed., Jan. 11

  • Ch. 2: Choices
  • Blog Project (explain)
  • Lit terms 7 (due Mon.)

Thurs., Jan. 12

  • Work on Blog Project

Mon., Jan. 16

  • Lit terms 7 due
  • Vocab Unit 7-highlight unknown words
  • Ch. 3: Choices, “Choices about structure”
  • Homework: Ch. 3 questions

Tues., Jan. 17

  • Vocab practice
  • Visual Literacy Assignment- Blog writing

Wed., Jan. 18

  • Lit term 7 quiz
  • Narrative Essay PPT www.easyliteracy.com/narrativeessay.ppt
  • Choices, Ch. 4 (read excerpts in class; remainder as homework)
  • Ch. 4 questions

Thurs., Jan. 19

  • Vocab practice
  • Literacy Narrative Assignment (on Google docs first)

Mon., Jan. 23

Tues., Jan. 24

  • Vocab Unit 7 Quiz
  • Background on Chaucer & the Canterbury Tales  www.northandoverpublicschools.com/faculty/…/CantTalesIntro.pptx
  • Translate Middle English to Modern English
  • Begin Part 1 of “The Knight’s Tale” (Rd. columns 1-4 as homework)

Wed., Jan. 25

  • Finish part 1 of “The Knight’s Tale”
  • Discuss questions
  • Lit terms 8 (due Mon.)

Thurs., Jan. 26

  • Pep Rally
  • Brainstorm issues “in the news”
  • Homework: Write a blog post on a local, state, or national issue that you feel strongly about; persuade your readers to see your point of view by using ethos, pathos, and logos.

Mon., Jan. 30

  • Voices
  • Part 2 of “The Knight’s Tale” (Finish last 4 columns as homework)
  • Lit terms 8 due
  • Blog post due

Tues., Jan. 31

  • Choices Ch. 5- Read first section and show images of the actor for student connection
  • Explain Community Writing Assignment
  • Lit terms quiz on Wed.
  • Read Ch. 5 & complete worksheet for homework

Wed., Feb. 1

  • Lit terms 8 quiz
  • Research and work on notecards
  • Notecard format: ntcrd_frmt1 http://www.roseburg.k12.or.us/rhs/library/pdfpage/SEARCH/ntcrd_frmt.pdf

Thurs., Feb. 2

  • Vocab Unit 8- Learning definitions, highlight unknown words
  • Research and work on notecards
  • Notecard format: ntcrd_frmt http://www.roseburg.k12.or.us/rhs/library/pdfpage/SEARCH/ntcrd_frmt.pdf

Mon., Feb. 6

  • Vocab Unit 8 practice
  • Writing workshop- Work on rough draft of Community Writing Assignment
  • Notecards due (at least 2 source cards & 5 content cards)

Tues., Feb. 7

  • Voice lessons
  • Writing workshop-Work on rough draft of Community Writing Assignment

Wed., Feb. 8

  • Vocab practice (quiz on Thurs.)
  • Part 3 of “The Knight’s Tale” (Finish last 4 columns as homework)
  • RD of Community Writing Assignment due tomorrow!

Thurs., Feb. 9

  • Vocab Unit 8 online quiz
  • Peer conference on Community Writing Assignment

Mon., Feb. 13

  • Vocab Unit 9- highlight unknown words
  • Part 4 of “The Knight’s Tale” (Finish as homework)
  • Lit terms 9 due
  • Community Writing Assignment due

Tues., Feb. 14

  • Sonnets presentation
  • Close reading of Shakespeare Sonnet
  • Discussion on sonnet

Wed., Feb. 15

  • Practice Vocab Unit 9
  • Group work: Donne’s sonnet

Thurs., Feb. 16

  • Discuss Donne’s sonnet
  • Lit terms quiz
  • Rd. “The Knight’s Tale”; children’s book version
  • Weekend homework: Read Choices Ch. 6, answer questions

Mon., Feb. 20

  • Discuss in-text citations for research papers
  • Vocab Unit 9 practice
  • Discuss Media Critique
  • Show model texts for Media Critiques
  • Homework: Prewriting- post to blog (due Tu.); choose ad for critique

Tues., Feb. 21

  • Practice Vocab Unit 9
  • Writing workshop- rough draft of media critique
  • Make sure your critique analyzes:
    1. How the text (the ad) is structured.
    2. How it appeals to the ideal community.
    3. How it employs rhetoric (the strategic use of language), images, and cultural myths to persuade its viewers (ethos, logos, pathos).

Wed., Feb. 22

  • Intro to Shakespeare’s language
  • Writing workshop- continue working on RD of MC

Thurs., Feb. 23

  • Unit 9 Vocab quiz (online)
  • Peer edit critiques
  • 2nd draft due Monday
  • Lit terms 10 (due Monday)

Mon., Feb. 27

Tues., Feb. 28- SNOW DAY

Wed., Mar. 1

  • Voice lessons
  • Macbeth- Act 1

Thurs., Mar. 2

  • Act 1 questions due today.
  • Lit terms 10 quiz
  • Macbeth– Act 1 (finish); questions due Monday
  • Macbeth– Act 2: Sc. 1 & 2  MacbethAct2ReadingGuide

Mon., Mar. 6

  • Macbeth Act 1 viewing
  • Macbeth Act 2
  • Act 1 questions due

Tues., Mar. 7

  • Vocab practice
  • Macbeth Act 2

Wed., Mar. 8

  • Vocab practice (quiz on Thurs.)
  • Watch Act 2

Thurs., Mar. 9

Mon., Mar. 13

  • Macbeth Act 3

Tues., Mar. 14

Wed., Mar. 16

Thurs., Mar. 17

  • Watch remainder of movie
  • Work on Act 5 questions over spring break; blog assignment over break
  • Writing Portfolio requirements (due in May)

Mon., Mar 27

  • In-class analytical essay on Lady Macbeth’s character

Tues, Mar 28

  • Vocab Unit 11
  • Peer conference on analytical essays

Wed., Mar. 29

  • Vocab Unit 11 practice
  • Writing workshop (begin working on portfolio revisions)

Thurs., Mar. 30

  • Choices Ch. 7
  • Class discussion on Ch. 7
  • Ch. 7 questions due Mon.

Mon., Apr. 3

  • Vocab Unit 11 practice
  • Informative Project requirements & deadlines
  • Prewriting- post to blog
  • Review Notecard format

Tues., Apr. 4; Wed., Apr. 5; Thurs., Apr. 6

  • Research for Informative Project (15 Notecards due Mon.)
  • Lit. terms 11

Mon., Apr 10

  • Notecard check (at least 2 source cards & 13 research cards)
  • Writing Workshop- Informative Project
  • Lit terms due

Thurs, Apr 7

  • Writing Workshop- Informative Project (rough draft due Mon, Apr 11)

Mon, Apr 10

  • Peer edit of Informative Project
  • Work on Title Page (separate doc) & Works Cited page

Tues, Apr 11

  • Writing workshop- Informative Project
  • Rough draft of Informative Project due on Thursday

Wed., Apr. 12

  • Begin reading “The Importance of Being Earnest”; Act 1

Thurs., Apr. 13

  • Peer edit of Informative Project
  • Revision of Informative Project due Monday

Mon., Apr. 17

  • Lit terms 11 quiz
  • Act 2 “The Importance of being Earnest”
  • 2nd draft of Informative Project due today!

Tues., Apr. 18

  • Resumes & cover letters for summer jobs
  • Look at examples http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresume1/a/summer-job-resume-examples.htm
  • More examples: https://resumegenius.com/resume-templates/basic-templates#classic-resume-templates

 Wed., Apr. 19

  • Blog assignment:  The worse summer job you ever had.
  • Writing Workshop: resume & cover letter

 Thurs., Apr. 20

  • Vocab Unit 12
  • Writing Workshop: resume & cover letter

Mon., Apr. 24

  • Act 3: “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Tues., Apr. 25

  • Vocab Unit 12 practice
  • Resumes due!
  • Conferencing on resumes & cover letters.

Wed., Apr. 26 & Thurs., Apr. 27

  • Vocab Unit 12 practice
  • Writing workshop-Final Portfolio Project

Mon., May 1

  • Voice Lessons

Tues., May 2

  • Vocab Unit 12 quiz

Wed., May 3

Thurs., May 4

Mon. May 8

  • Epigrams & puns

Tues, May 9

  • Begin watching Freedom Writers

Wed, May 10

  • Freedom Writers

Thurs, May 11

  • Freedom Writers
  • If time allows– split into groups & begin theme discussions

Mon, May 15

  • Voice lessons
  • Freedom Writers– small group discussions on theme
  • Class discussion- Remembering the good times at CCHS

Tues, May 16

  • Final blog entry- Ode or Farewell to CCHS
  • Final Writing Portfolios due today!

AP Syllabus for audit- Tillotson

AP Finder’s Words

Signed expectations

AP Resources:

AP Test Preparation

AP Lit Book List 2010

http://www.mymaxscore.com/images/stories/docs/MMS_EnglishLit_PracTest.pdf – I highly recommend this AP practice exam!

Mrs. T

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3 thoughts on “College English Literature and Composition

    1. Zachary

      Shakespeare is trying to say that he loves his mistress because she isn’t perfect. He says that he likes the sound of her voice, but he sounds music that sounds much better. He degrades her appearance by comparing her to things that are far more beautiful than her. Shakespeare still loves his mistress because of those imperfections. Even though Shakespeare is critiquing the appearance of his mistress there is still the emotional overtone of love. Shakespeare is the speaker and he’s speaking about his mistress. When the poem is first read, the reader might believe that Shakespeare doesn’t like all of these things about his mistress, but when read again the reader can realize that the mistress is loved for her imperfections. Shakespeare is trying to say that nobody is perfect and they can still be loved for what makes them unique. This is a Shakespearian Sonnet. The diction used is simple to understand, yet complex in its meaning. The only part of the Sonnet that Shakespeare isn’t critiquing his mistress is in the couplet. So this isn’t really a shift. but more of a conclusion of his love for his mistress.

      I think the poem is a good way to express how Shakespeare felt. It seems rude, but the underlying tone of love seems to make the rudeness better. The poem wasn’t too hard to understand, but it can be misleading. When I first read it, I thought that Shakespeare was just degrading a women because she wasn’t beautiful. When I read the poem, for a second time, I caught a hint of a different tone. After hearing the tone of love, the poem made more sense.

    2. Jamie

      Shakespeare says in his poem that his mistress is far from perfect. He degrades her appearance and makes her appear far from beautiful. He implies through his descriptions that he knows there are far more beautiful women in the world. It seems that even though he knows knows she is imperfect, he loves her all the same. Even though Skakespeare degrades her, the overall feeling of the poem is his love for her. The speaker of the poem is a man, possibly Skakespeare himself, speaking about his mistress. The tone of the poem is admiring criticism. Skakespeare uses powerful diction such as black wires and reek. This diction creates strong imagery that affects the tone of the poem. The description shows how unatractive Shakespeare thinks his mistress is. The theme is that love does not care about beauty and perfection. True love loves all a persons imperfections. The shift of the poem is in the couplet. In these two lines Skakespeare turns from criticizing his mistress to expressing how much he loves her. The poem is very interesting because it is at first very misleading. I like the things that Skakespeare uses to compare his mistress to. They are very distinct objects that everyone can relate to. Shakespeare’s sonnet is very moving in a nontraditional way.

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