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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Work on Women's Issues Project
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ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: In this next unit, we are reading The Grapes of Wrath. What do you know about this book? What have you heard about it? How do you feel about reading it? What do you want to know about it?
2. vocab
3. Begin Ken Burns Documentary
"The Dust Bowl"

Public Speaking
From "Poetry Out Loud"
http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/tips-on-reciting
PHYSICAL PRESENCE
-Revisit Hamlet soliloquies and evaluate physical presence

Senior Seminar
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Presentations of Women's Issues Project

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: 1. Journal: What do you know about the Dust Bowl? When was it? What type of impact did it have? Based on what you've seen so far, what words would you use to describe it? What questions do you have?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to Steinbeck bio:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/2014/05/75th-anniversary-of-the-grapes-of-wrath/
4. Listen to "Timeless Depictions of Poverty in GofW"
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/14/301833421/grapes-of-wrath-is-75-but-its-depictions-of-poverty-are-timeless
5. Journal #2: Your reactions/thoughts/questions/expectations
6. Get books and Quote Journals
7. Listen to Chapter 1 and complete 3 Quote Journal

Public Speaking
Performance piece: BEYONCELOGUES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2u8oATLVVE

ASSIGNMENT:
Close listening activity: Using speaker of your choice from yesterday's "poetry out loud", complete close listening of the poem.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Presentations of Women's Issues Project

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Knowing what you know about John Steinbeck's writing style and what we've watched and read so far, what are your expectations for this unit? What are your concerns? What are your goals?
2. Vocab
3. Read Nobel Prize Speech and annotate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SKEODtaQUU
4. Respond: 1. What does John Steinbeck’s acceptance speech reveal about his beliefs concerning writing? Use specific examples/quotes from the speech to back up your claim. 2. “Man himself has become our greatest hazard and our only hope.” Write a response to this quote. What do you think the writer is saying here? How is this statement true or relevant to our world today?

Public Speaking
Performance piece: BEYONCELOGUES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2u8oATLVVE

ASSIGNMENT:
Close listening activity: Using speaker of your choice from yesterday's "poetry out loud", complete close listening of the poem.

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Presentations of Women's Issues Project

ENGLISH 3
. Journal: Would you be willing to break the law? Are there any circumstances where it would be okay?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Chapter 2
4. Complete 1 quote journal entry

Public Speaking
1. Complete close listening activity from yesterday
2. Impromptu "speech"

-Name
-Age
-Grade
-One interesting thing about you
-One thing you are afraid of
-One thing you are proud of
-One goal you've set for yourself this year

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Guest speaker: Rachel McDaniel
HW:
Read and Annotate "The Yellow Wallpaper"

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Free write
2. NoRedInk
3. Continue watching Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl" Documentary

Public Speaking
From "Poetry Out Loud"
http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/tips-on-reciting
DRAMATIC APPROPRIATENESS
Define "Dramatic Appropriateness" and view student examples
Group work: poem practice
"Messy Room" By Shel Silverstein

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Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Memorize and practice poem. Perform for group. (library)

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What is your "spirit animal" or "power animal"? (What animal represents/symbolizes you?) Discuss.
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Chapter 3
4. Illustrate a quote from Ch 3
5. Discuss ‘Intercalary’ Chapters

AP English
Presentations
(Read again: "The Yellow Wallpaper" reading and annotations)

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Poem performance for groups.
Poem investigation: finding a piece for recital in 2 weeks. (media center lab)

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Are you religious or spiritual? Explain.
2. Vocab
3. Discuss intercalary chapters
4. Silently read and annotate Chapter 4. Finish for homework if not completed in class.
5. Complete 2 quote journals.

AP English
Discuss "The Yellow Wallpaper"
HW: Due Friday
In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman creates a difficult character in difficult circumstances. Describe how CPG, through her use of literary devices, conveys the story of the main character and why this short story functions as a seminal piece of feminist literature.

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
Close reading of "Beat, Beat, Drums"

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What are the trade offs for technological advances? (What do we gain? What do we lose?)
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Chapter 5
4. Style Analysis Worksheet

AP English
Presentations of Women's Issues Project

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking

Close reading of "Beat, Beat, Drums"

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: What is your opinion of the way that Steinbeck writes? What do you think about the intercalary chapters?
2. Vocab
3. Silent Read and Annotate Chapter 6
4. Complete two quote journals

AP English
Presentations of Women's Issues Project

Senior Seminar
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Public Speaking
From "Poetry Out Loud"
http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/tips-on-reciting
EVIDENCE OF UNDERSTANDING
Revisit BEYONCELOGUES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2u8oATLVVE

Rewrite your poem by hand several times. Each time, try to write more and more of it from memory.
Read your poem aloud before going to sleep at night, and repeat it when you wake up.
Carry around a copy of your poem. You’ll find several moments throughout the day to reread or recite it.
Practice your poem by saying it to family and friends.
Use "Beat, Beat, Drums" as practice piece

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Free write
2. NoRedInk
3. Continue watching Ken Burns "The Dust Bowl" Documentary

AP English
Presentations

HW: HtoRLaP ch 9, 10+

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
Presentations

HW: annotate Maya Angelou poems in Google docs due Thursday

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Have you ever realized that someone just took advantage of you? What did it feel like? How can you tell when this happens?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Chapter 7
4. Create quote illustration for Chapter 7

Public Speaking
Memorize and practice poem. Perform for group. (library)

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Watch Whale Rider

HW: Rhetorical Devices: Simile (pp. 41-51)
Due Thursday

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Describe the people in your immediate family. Make sure you describe them physically as well as how they act.
2. Vocab
3. Silent Read Chapter 8 (Finish for Homework)
4. Annotate for Characters in Chapter 8

Public Speaking
How to find a poem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xmvpXID70A
Poem performance for groups.
Poem investigation: finding a piece for recital in 2 weeks. (media center lab)

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Watch Whale Rider

HW: Rhetorical Devices: Simile (pp. 41-51)
Due Thursday

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Which of your belongings can you not live without? Why?
2. Vocab
3. Create Character list for Chapter 8
4. Listen to and annotate Chapter 9
5. Two quote journals due on Chapter 9

Public Speaking
From "Poetry Out Loud"
http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/tips-on-reciting
OVERALL PERFORMANCE
ACCURACY
Make final decisions on Assessment piece
Critical Reading of Assessment piece

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Discuss Whale Rider throught Feminism Critical Literary Theory
Discuss "intersectionality" as found in Whale Rider
Discuss Maya Angelou poems
Rhetorical Devices quiz

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Add a character to the Joad family. What is their relationship to the family? What are they like as a person?
2. DGP
3. Read and annotate Chapter 10

Public Speaking
Sign up for Assessment order and piece
Practice!
Finish critical reading of assessment piece and turn in, stapled to a copy of the poem

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Multiple choice section

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Free write
2. NoRedInk QUIZ

Public Speaking
Practice, go over rubric



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Senior Seminar
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AP English
ENGLISH 3
Public Speaking
Senior Seminar
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AP English
Read A Doll's House
HW: Critical Reading

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Would you leave your home if you were the Joad family? Why or Why not?
2. Vocabulary:
3. Critically read/discuss quotes from chapter 9, 10
4. Introduce "Theme"
5. Handout: Themes: a theme from the book so far

Theme Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4qME64SkxM

Public Speaking
Assessment #1: Performance #1

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Read A Doll's House
HW: Critical Reading

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: Summarize the book so far. Who or what is to blame?
2. Vocab
3. Listen to and annotate Ch 11, 12
4. Discuss annotations for 11, 12
5. Discuss themes so far in book

Public Speaking
Begin Unit 2: Political Speeches and Qualities of Leadership
1. Listen to speech: "I Have a Dream" (16:00)
audio: https://ia600402.us.archive.org/29/items/MLKDream/MLKDream_64kb.mp3
video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UV1fs8lAbg

2. Close reading of text of speech

Senior Seminar
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AP English
Read A Doll's House
Critical Reading graphic organizer
Discussion Questions

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: How is Steinbeck challenging the American Dream in his writing?
2. Vocab
3. Silent read ch 13 and annotate.
4. complete 2 quote journals over ch 13.

Public Speaking
Close listening
Performance Criteria: Introduction
Listen to speech again, while completing close listening and introduction activities

Senior Seminar
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AP English
A Doll's House
Discuss Critical Reading Graphic Organizer
Discussion questions
Begin The Color Purple: read for next Wednesday; dialectic journal
Discussion of epistolary as novel formats

ENGLISH 3
1. Journal: If you saw a homeless family, would you help them? Explain.
2. Vocab
3. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeJ9GCeQX3g
4. Writing prompt: 1 page. Your reaction to the video. What are your thoughts? What should be done?
5. Discuss

Public Speaking
Finish all "I have a dream" activities

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Senior Seminar
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AP English
ENGLISH 3
Public Speaking
Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
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Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
Public Speaking
Senior Seminar
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ENGLISH 3
Public Speaking
Senior Seminar
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AP English
ENGLISH 3
Public Speaking
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