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!

Collegelitandcompsummerassignment2016

College Lit sample notes for Bible readings

CollegeLitCompSyllabus2016

Thursday, August 18

  • Binder check/ Bible note check
  • Getting to Know You Shared Google Doc
  • Lit term 1 quiz on Monday
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 1 in Mythology and take notes on the 12 Olympians

Monday, Aug. 22

  • Lit term 1 Quiz
  • Review 12 Olympians
  • Hand out Kindles
  • College Application Puzzle
  • Write for College- Personal Writing
  • College Essay- Analyze intros
  • HOMEWORK: Prometheus & Io, p. 95-100; Orpheus & Eurydice, p. 138-143; Daedalus, p. 193-195; take notes on stories (due Wed)

Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • College Essay (cont’d from Monday)
  • Writing workshop- Prompt 1
  • HOMEWORK: See Monday

Wednesday, Aug. 24

  • Writing workshop- Prompt 1
  • Homework: The Trojan War, p. 253-276 + notes (due Monday)

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Peer edit college essays
  • 2nd draft due Monday
  • Other homework: see Wed.

Monday, Aug. 29

  • 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. 30

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

Wednesday, Aug. 31

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

Thursday, Sept. 3

  • 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)

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • 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. 7

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

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Voice Lessons
  • Lit terms 2 due
  • GE Ch. 3 & 4 discussion
  • Read Ch. 5-10 for the weekend

Monday, Sept. 12

  • College essay revisions due.
  • Written response: (1) Describe the scene where the soldiers find Pip’s convict. (2) What are your first impressions of Ms. Havisham?
  • Discuss GE Ch. 5-10
  • Homework: Read Ch. 11

Tuesday, Sept. 13

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

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • 1 pg. response to KG’s article
  • Discuss Ch. 12 & 13
  • Homework: Study for Lit term 2 quiz, read Ch. 14 & 15

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • Lit term 2 Quiz
  • Discuss Ch. 14 & 15
  • Vocab Unit 1: Definitions due Monday
  • Homework: Vocab Unit 1 definitions & Ch. 16-19 of Great Expectations (End of Pt. 1)

Monday, Sept. 19

  • Student-Led Discussion of Ch. 16-19 of Great Expectations; bring 5 questions from your reading; star your best 3 questions GuidelinestoDevelopingDiscussionQuestions
  • Homework: Read Ch. 20-21; Vocab Unit 1 quiz Thurs.; all 20 words should be defined in your notebooks!

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • Ch. 20-21 discussion
  • Poetry analysis: “Freedom’s Plow” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01PM–NEWE
  • Homework: Ch. 22

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • Ch. 22 discussion
  • Practice Unit 1 Words
  • Homework: Ch. 23-24; Vocab quiz Thurs.; prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Unit 1 Vocab quiz
  • Ch. 23-24 student-led discussion
  • Homework: Lit terms 3 (due Mon.); Rd. Ch. 25-29 & prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Monday, Sept. 26

  • Lit terms 3 due!
  • Grammar- parallelism
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 25-29
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 30-31; prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • “Freedom’s Plow” ; identifying lit. devices & figurative language
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 30 & 31
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 32 & 33; prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Wednesday, Sept. 28

  • Voice lessons
  • Student-led discussion of Ch. 32 & 33
  • Homework: Rd. Ch. 34 & 35; prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • 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); prepare for student-led discussion (see guidelines above– Sept 19th entry)

Monday, Oct. 3

  • Great Expectations discussion Ch. 36-39; Student-led discussion– bring 5 questions (2 starred)
  • College essay 2- choose prompt
  • Homework: Essay prompt, Ch. 40 & 3 questions for discussion (star 2)

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Discussion on Ch. 40
  • College Essay- Work on 1st draft (M.S. Lab)
  • Homework: Ch. 41 & 42 and 3 questions that demonstrate and understanding of the text (star 2)

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • Hand in questions for Ch. 41 & 42
  • College Essay-Work on 1st draft (M.S. Lab)
  • Homework: Complete essay, read Ch. 43 & 44 and create 3 questions (star 2) that demonstrate an understanding for the text

Thursday, Oct. 6

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

Mon., Oct 10

  • Discussion of Ch. 45-49 (teacher-led)
  • Lit terms 4 handout
  • College Essay 2 2nd draft due
  • Homework: Ch. 50 & 51

Tues., Oct. 11

  • Discussion of Ch. 50 & 51
  • Homework: Ch. 52 & 53; lit terms 4 due Wed.

Wed., Oct. 12

  • Lit terms 4 due
  • Voice Lessons
  • Discussion of Ch. 52 & 53
  • Vocab Online (begin working w/Unit 2)
  • Homework: Ch. 54

Thurs., Oct. 13

  • Hand back Lit terms 4 (Quiz Monday)
  • Discussion of Ch. 54
  • Unit 2 Online- Write Definitions
  • Homework: Ch. 55-59

Mon., Oct. 17

  • Study guide for test
  • Lit terms 4 due

Tues., Oct. 18

  • Great Expectations Test
  • Handout Individual Book Project Guidelines

Wed., Oct. 19

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

Thurs., Oct. 20

  • Vocab Unit 2 quiz
  • Evaluate Simpson’s episodes

Mon., Oct. 24

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

Tues., Oct. 25

  • National Geographic- Can you survive the Salem Witch Trials? http://nationalgeographic.org/interactive/salem-interactive/     crucible-experiencethetrials-1
  • Begin reading the Overture

Wed., Oct. 26

  • The Crucible Overture and Act 1 (Finish through p. 25; where Rebecca is discussed)
  • Start questions

Thurs., Oct. 27

  • Share satire projects
  • Bring novels for Independent Book Project

Mon., Oct. 31

  • The Crucible, Act 1
  • Work on questions

Tues., Nov. 1

  • The Crucible, finish Act 1
  • Vocab Unit 3, highlight unknown words
  • Work on questions

Wed., Nov. 2

  • The Crucible, Act 1 questions due!
  • Watch Act 1
  • Practice Unit 3 vocab

Thurs., Nov. 3

  • SOTC- Independent novels for book project
  • The Crucible, Act 2
  • Vocab practice

Mon., Nov. 7

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

Tues., Nov. 8

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

Wed., Nov. 9

  • The Crucible, Act 3
  • Work on questions

Thurs., Nov. 10

  • SOTC- Independent novels
  • The Crucible, Act 3
  • Act 3 questions due Monday
  • Watch Act 3?
  • Lit term quiz on Tues

Mon, Nov. 14

  • The Crucible Watch Act 3
  • Begin reading Act 4
  • Act 3 questions due!
  • Lit terms quiz on Tues.

Tues, Nov. 15

  • Lit term quiz
  • Finish Act 4
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Act 4 questions due Wed.

Wed, Nov. 16

  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Explain Mass Hysteria Project CrucibleMassHysteriaProject
  • Choose events and collaborate on the project, working in groups of 3.

Thurs, Nov. 17

  • Vocab Unit 4 quiz
  • Group work on Mass Hysteria Project (due Nov. 28)

Mon., Nov. 28

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

Tues., Nov. 29

  • Presentations of Mass Hysteria Projects
  • Hand in Venn Diagrams for the project.
  • Vocab Unit 5- highlight unknown words

Wed., Nov. 30

  • Vocab Unit 5
  • Discuss writing about themes
  • Outline/Web ideas for Crucible theme essay

Thurs., Dec. 1

  • Vocab Unit 5 (Quiz on Wed)
  • Work on first draft of essay (due for peer edit on Monday)

Mon., Dec. 5

  • Vocab Unit 5 Practice
  • 1st reading of “The History Teacher”
  • Close reading of “The History Teacher”
  • PPSSSTTT- Poetry Analysis
  • Homework: Lit terms 6, due Wed.
  •  Literarytermsdevices6

Tues., Dec. 6

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

Wed., Dec. 7

  • Vocab Unit 5 Online Quiz
  • AP Lit text- P. 50-57, Comparing & Contrasting Texts
  • Lit terms due

Thurs., Dec. 8

  • Independent novels must be read by today
  • Write practice essay for comparing & contrasting the poems

Mon., Dec. 12

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

Tues., Dec. 13

  • Vocab Unit 6- highlight unknown words
  • Independent Reading Project Workday

Wed., Dec. 14

  • Self eval. of compare/contrast essay due!
  • Lit terms quiz
  • Vocab practice
  • Begin reading, “Barn Burning” by Wm. Faulkner  http://jerrywbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Barn-Burning-by-William-Faulkner-1.pdf

Thurs., Dec. 15

  • Vocab practice
  • “Barn Burning”
  • Finish the reading & answer questions for homework
  • Independent Reading Project Due Today!

Mon., Dec. 19

  • MLA in-text citations
  • “Nighttime Fires” by Regina Barreca, 1st reading
  • Close reading of “Nighttime Fires”
  • PPSSSTTT- Poetry analysis
  • “Barn Burning” questions due

Tues., Dec. 20

  • Vocab practice (quiz on Thurs)
  • Compare “Barn Burning” and “Nighttime Fires”

Wed., Dec. 21

  • Semester exam- Meet in H.S. Lab (RD)

Thurs., Dec. 22

  • Semester exam- Revise & edit

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

3 responses to “College English Literature and Composition

    • 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.

    • 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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