English 1/2 Honors

 HomeworkImportant Due Dates
Go over classroom policies and procedures
Sign policies

Collect policies

Review mythology (Greek gods and goddesses, Prometheus)

Hand out Final Review Guide     

 Begin reviewing for final exams (esp. mythology)  

Introduce SSR and Socratic Seminar

Continue discussion on mythology     

 Short answer response: What is an epic? What is an epic hero? Why is Odysseus an epic hero?
 F,1/8Socratic Seminar on The Odyssey

Find Homeric/heroic similes in "Calypso" (pp. 891-893)

What effect do these similes create? Answer in complete sentences 


New seats!

Go over homework

Discuss R&J 1.1 (puns) 

Paraphrase: "Try It Out" on p. 835  

Continue discussion of 1.1 (puns, oxymorons, comic relief, characterization)

Go over homework     

 Find and list 7 examples of similes, metaphors, and personification in R&J  

Finish lecture on irony and foreshadowing

R&J 2.2 group work 

 Find examples of irony and foreshadowing in R&J (continue on back of yesterday's hmwk)
 R,1/14Finish 2.2 group work
 Choose two examples you found in the previous two nights' homework, and answer for each: What is the effect created by this literary element?  
 F,1/15Share out on 2.2 group work (Take notes on literary strategies and characterization)

Start studying for final exams--Odyssey vocab and literary terms

Read 30 min.     

 Reading Logs Due Friday, 1/22
 T,1/19Continue sharing out on 2.2 work.
Read Friar Laurence's monologue on pp. 803-804. Respond in your notes: What are his instructions to Romeo?

Finish sharing out on 2.2 work.

Go over figurative language, irony, and foreshadowing in R&J 

 Reread Juliet's soliloquy on pp. 824-826. Respond in your notes: What is Juliet's state of mind? Support your response.  

Wrap up previous discussions.

Go over types of speeches

Lecture on claim, evidence, elaboration 

Chart--Fate vs. Human Action (Who is responsible for the tragedy?)  

Socratic Seminar: Who is responsible for the tragedy of R&J?

Define tragedy, tragic hero, tragic flaw, catharsis

Collect reading logs 

 Write a paragraph with attention to CEE. Discuss the most prominent reason for one person's responsibility for Romeo's and Juliet's deaths.  

Go over homework (paragraphs)

Lecture: thesis statements

Ask other final exam questions                 

 Study for final exams
 W,1/27 & R,1/28Final Exams
 F,1/29Go over multiple choice section

Go over essay final

Pick up poetry books 

 Read p. 1-3, 13, 23-28. Take notes! Also read "The Crazy Woman" p. 19.  

Poetry anticipation guide

Assign literature circles

Pass out new reading logs 

"Crazy Woman" #1-7 (Don't need to write the question, but answer thoroughly and specifically in complete sentences. Incorporate the question into the response.) 

Find your lit circle groups by Friday!

Discuss "The Crazy Woman" by going over homework and passing out sample responses

Read "Travel" p.14. Observe sound. 

Read "Travel" again.

Read 30 min. 


Collect l.c. requests

Discuss sound in "Travel"

Lecture on sound devices     

Read "Lone Dog" p. 21  

Continue discussion on "Travel"

p. 28 exercises on meter                 

Read "The Purist." Do questions #1-5  
 W,2/10Group work on "Lone Dog" questions
Write a paragraph with attention to CEE: What message does Nash want to convey in "The Purist"?

Finish "Lone Dog" questions

Meet in literature circles--create reading schedules and exchange contact information 

Read for lit circles  

Discuss "Lone Dog" and "The Purist"

Lecture on theme     

Read "Fifteen"--Make note of words that stand out

Finish discussion on theme

Review lit circle roles         

Questions for "Fifteen"  

Lecture on diction

Discuss "Fifteen"     

Lit Circle assignments

Denotation & Connotation wksht 


Lit Circle meeting

Go over denotation/connotation wksht     

Read "The Road Not Taken" p. 47
 F,2/19Finish discussions of "Fifteen" and connotations Read for l.c.