English 3P Honors: Weekly Update 9.22-9.26

WARNING:  This is a tentative calendar for the week.  I post this to provide my students with an opportunity to preview the week and to help them plan accordingly.  Sometimes things go exactly as planned and it is amazing. Sometimes they don’t because we might finish an objective faster than anticipated.  Sometimes, what I believed would take ten minutes at the beginning of class ends up taking an entire class.  Sometimes there are some mornings when I get ideas and decide to change EVERYTHING because something else seems better.  Anyways, you get the picture: TENTATIVE means maybe, if time allows, perhaps.  As my grandmother used to say, “we make plans and the universe laughs”.

Monday 9.22: Human Nature & Native American Oral Narratives

Unit Goal: In a TIMED WRITE ESSAY, SWBAT describe how Early American texts and genres explored and communicated views of human nature through the use of the rhetorical triangle, imagery, and figurative language.

Objective: After annotating passages from creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” completing summaries that include events used to develop moral lesson in the story.

Handouts: Native Voices Video,The Sun Still Risesby Joseph Bruchac, The Sun Still Rises Annotation Guide

Homework: N/A

Tuesday 9.23: Human Nature & Native American Oral Narratives

Unit Goal: In a TIMED WRITE ESSAY, SWBAT describe how Early American texts and genres explored and communicated views of human nature through the use of the rhetorical triangle, imagery, and figurative language.

Objective: After annotating passages from creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” completing DIALECTICAL JOURNALS and Summaries that include events used to develop moral lesson in the story.

Handouts/ Reading: “The Sky Tree” a Huron narrative, “Coyote Finishes his Work” a Nez Perce Story, pp. 21-24 Dialectical Journal

Homework: N/A

Wednesday 9.24: Introduction to First Literatures Progress Check

Unit Goal: In a TIMED WRITE ESSAY, SWBAT describe how Early American texts and genres explored and communicated views of human nature through the use of the rhetorical triangle, imagery, and figurative language.


Objective: After annotating passages from creation stories of the Americas, students will be able to identify native views of “human nature” completing summaries that include events used to develop moral lesson in the story.

Handouts: a. PREREADING: Native Voices Video b. READING: from “Coyote Finishes His Work” p. 25 & The Big Myth c. POST READING: Summary Template

Homework: N/A

Thursday 9.25: Introduction to Puritan Writing

Unit Goal: In a TIMED WRITE ESSAY, SWBAT describe how Early American texts and genres explored and communicated views of human nature through the use of the rhetorical triangle, imagery, and figurative language.


Objective: Puritan Writing: SWBAT compare how Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards used figurative language and imagery to reveal their ideas about HUMAN NATURE.

Handouts: PRE-READING: Anticipation Guide,Edwards Notes & Tone Words

Homework: Read Anne Bradstreet, “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666” pp. 28-29

Friday 9.26: Jonathan Edwards

Unit Goal: In a TIMED WRITE ESSAY, SWBAT describe how Early American texts and genres explored and communicated views of human nature through the use of the rhetorical triangle, imagery, and figurative language.


Objective: Puritan Writing: SWBAT compare how Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards used figurative language and imagery to reveal their ideas about HUMAN NATURE.

Handouts: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, pp. 44-49, Dialectical Journal

Homework: Read Anne Bradstreet, “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666” pp. 28-29 write a SUMMARY & COMPLETE DIALECTICAL JOURNAL