English 3P Weekly Update 12.15-12.19

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 12.15 Thoreau Progress Check

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After close reading an excerpt of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government”, students will be able to provide evidence OF THEIR ABILITY TO ANALYZE how the author uses paradox to convey his ideas about the individual and SOCIETY by assessing Romanticism Progress Check 2.2.

Handouts: N/A

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Tuesday 12.16 Thoreau Progress Check Assessment

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After close reading an excerpt of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Resistance to Civil Government”, students will be able to ASSESS MASTERY OF THEIR ABILITY TO ANALYZE how the author uses paradox to convey his ideas about the individual and SOCIETY by assessing Romanticism Progress Check 2.2.

Handouts: N/A

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Wednesday 12.17 Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After watching video clips on Edgar Allan Poe, students will be able to use notes to write a background paragraph that describes the author’s background, writing careers, and influences.  

Handouts: Edgar Allan Poe Notes, Introduction Video

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Thursday 12.18 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem  “The Raven”, students will be able to identify the author’s use of symbolism and unreliable narrator paradox to convey his ROMANTIC views about TRUTH and DEATH 

Handouts: “The Raven,” Say Means Matters, Summary Template

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19

Friday 12.19 “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit GoalWrite an essay that defines American Romanticism’s views of TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE and examines their use of stylistic devices such as imagery, figures of speech, paradox and symbolism to communicate philosophical attitudes and themes.

Objective: After reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem  “The Raven”, students will be able to identify the author’s use of symbolism and unreliable narrator paradox to convey his ROMANTIC views about TRUTH and DEATH 

Handouts: “The Raven,” Say Means MattersSummary Template

Homework: Notebooks due 12.19