12th Grade Language and Literature Calendar 2019-2020

1st Qtr

1

2

  • “Rocket Summer”
  • “Ylla”
  • “The Summer Night”
  • “The Earth Men”
  • Homework: Finish your Letter to the Teacher (print hardcopy)

3

  • Journal: Learner Portfolio Freewrite: telepathy
  • Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Discuss stories  that you read: what inferences can we make about the Martians and the humans who are going to Mars? In groups, write an inference and a quotation to support the inference about both the Martians and the humans. We will share out and keep the post-its to refer back to.
  • Receive DP Handbook (become familiar with the source) - read through it and prepare to write an exit ticket: one thing that you learned from the DP Handbook
  • Begin reading the assigned homework.
  • Homework: Read “Summer Night” and  “Taxpayer,” and “3rd Expedition” and “Night Meeting”

4

5

6

7

  • WORK DAY: Write and finish a rough draft of your essay. Be prepared to do  REVISING/EDITING next class. We will do a stations activity.
  • Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Discuss reading
  • Drafting your essay; rough draft due next class

8

9

  • Creative Writing Due
  • Share excerpts at your table
  • Turn in your books
  • Begin UNIT 2: Culture & Identity in In Cold Blood
  • Culture, identity and community: 
  • Students might focus on the way in which texts explore aspects of family, class, race, ethnicity, nationality,religion, gender and sexuality, and the way these impact on individuals and societies.

10

  • Grammar Diagnostic Assessment (not for a grade; help me your teacher understand what grammar skills you need to work on)
  • Warm Up #1: Respond to warm up after your diagnostic assessment
  • Then, continue reading through the end of part I.
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Reading time through page 74 for next class, the end of part I

11

12

13

14

  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Part III will be due Friday
  • Part Two Suspense 
  • paper one activity: compare passage to non-literary text
  • Share out on activity on characterization
  • Analyze rhetorical strategies in article regarding death penalty
  • Reading time
  • Homework: Finish Part III for Friday

15

16

17

18

19

  • Paper One: Compare/contrast In Cold Blood passage to non-literary text
  • Use your outline to help you write the in-class essay
  • No homework

20

  • Global Issue: Politics, power and justice: 
  • Students might focus on the ways in which texts explore aspects of rights and responsibilities, the workings and structures of governments and institutions. They might also investigate hierarchies of power, the distribution of wealth and resources, the limits of justice and the law, equality and inequality, human rights and peace and conflict.

21

2nd Qtr

1

  • Beliefs, values, and education:
  • Students might focus on the way in which texts explore the beliefs and values nurtured in particular societies and the ways they shape individuals, communities and educational systems. They might also explore the tensions that arise when there are conflicts of beliefs and values, and ethics.
  • Videos
  • Finish reading chapter one
  • Homework: Chapter 1 of Great Gatsby pp 1-21

2

3

4

  • Work on poetry assignment or read
  • Watch Video Clip of Movie if time --the last 15 minutes
  • Homework: Chapter 6 &7 pp 97-146; work on poetry assignment

5

  • Great Gatsby  Chapter 6 & 7  Reading Due
  • Langston Hughes “Let America Be America Again”
  • Close reading: How  does the weather in chapter five correlate to the emotions and conflicts of the characters in this chapter? How does the weather change in this chapter from the start of the chapter to the end of the chapter and what does that signify? Look at pages 89-96.
  • WORK TIME: Work on poetry assignment: three poems due Mon. 9/11
  • Receive Socratic Seminar handout
  • Homework: Read Chapter 8; Work on poetry assignment DUE next class

6

  1. Remember to Include ONE where you analyze your own poem in your portfolio
  1. Homework: Finish Great Gatsby; prepare for seminar on next block day

7

Day 14 Agenda Google Slide Click on link to see detailed agenda

  1. Great Gatsby  Chapter 9 Reading Due; American Dream close reading
  2. Socratic Seminar (Formative GRADE) 
  3. Reflect and submit to turnitin.com
  4. Homework: start reviewing  padlet:
  1. Paper One Practice compare and contrast advertisement to a Great Gatsby passage on day nine
  2. Receive outline

8

  • Review close readings on padlet
  •  Choose an advertisement from 20s to  compare  to an excerpt from Great Gatsby
  • Stations activity: choose a picture and prompt to compare and contrast
  • Tone
  • Logos, pathos, ethos
  • Author’s Craft Style

9

  • PAPER ONE PRACTICE GREAT GATSBY (a  major grade)
  • May use an outline

10

  • UNIT 4: Human Rights in  Art
  • Politics, power and justice: 
  • Students might focus on the ways in which texts explore aspects of rights and responsibilities, the workings and structures of governments and institutions. They might also investigate hierarchies of power, the distribution of wealth and resources, the limits of justice and the law, equality and inequality, human rights and peace and conflict.

11

  • Journal#  9: How does Maya Angelou use the recurring motif of the body to develop the theme in her poem?

12

  • Homework: Analyze assigned selection

13

  •  Visuals to compare
  • Find visuals that compare to your assigned passage
  • Global issues
  • Culture, identity, and community
  • Beliefs, values, and education
  • Politics, power, and justice
  • Art, creativity and the imagination
  • Science, technology and the environment
  • Prepare for Mock Commentary

14

  • Finish outlines for Mock Commentary (packet)
  • Mrs. MacFarland to model a mock commentary in class

15

  • Mock Commentaries -- Presentations (literature based off the Prescribed LIst of Authors)
  • See packet for literature options
  • Close reading passages
  • Great Gatsby
  • In Cold Blood
  • Poetry
  • Maya Angelou
  • Ezekiel Nissim
  • Langston Hughes
  • Prepare for Mock Commentaries
  • 10 minute commentary
  • 5 minute discussion

16

  • Mock Commentaries -- Presentations

17

  • Mock Commentaries -- Presentations

18

  • Mock Commentaries -- Presentations

19

  • Begin analyzing Paper Two practice for the final exam
  • Compare and contrast

20

  • Work on outlining the paper

  • Semester Exams
  • Monday, December 16th: 1st and 2nd Exams
  • Tuesday, December 17th: 3rd and 4th Exams
  • Wednesday, December 18th: 5th and 6th Exams
  • Thursday, December 19th: 7th and 8th Exams

3rd Qtr: January 2020

1

1/7, 1/8

  • 10 minutes
  • 5 discussion
  • Homework: Prepare an outline for Mock Commentary next class

2

1/9

1/10

  • MOCK COMMENTARY
  • Introduction to Dramatic conventions, watch Hamlet
  • Introduce summative
  • Begin watching Hamlet i

3

1/13

1/14

  • Watch Hamlet
  • Take notes
  • Mrs. MacFarland will be administering oral commentaries starting on Wednesday, January 15th through Thursday, January 23rd

4

1/15

1/16

5

1/17

1/22

  • Mrs. MacFarland will be administering oral commentaries
  • Divide up in groups based your prompt you selected, group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • In groups, brainstorm evidence that will support your thesis and develop an outline for in-class essay test over Hamlet
  • Students may use  packet with their outline for next class to write their essay.

6

1/23

1/24

  • IN-CLASS HAMLET ESSAY TEST
  • Write your essay based on your outline in your packet --may use the packet to write their essay

7

  • Unit 5: Contradictions and Humor
  • Global Issue: Art, creativity and the imagination: 
  • Students might focus on the ways in which texts explore aspects of aesthetic inspiration, creation, craft, and beauty. They might also focus on the shaping and challenging of perceptions through art, and the function, value and effects of art in society.

8

9

10

  • Warm UP
  • Discuss aesthetic movement and Oscar Wilde
  • Comedy of Manners

11

12

  • QUIZ OVER DRAMATIC CONVENTIONS
  • Read Importance of Being Earnest
  • Begin reading play,  Act I
  • Video about Oscar Wilde
  • Watch video clip

13

  • Read Importance of Being Earnest
  • Discussion Questions:  Act I         
  • Algernon accuses Jack (who calls himself Ernest in town) as a Bunburyist. What is the connotation of the word, “Bunburyist”? Why does Algernon fabricate a story of a friend named Bunbury?
  • Why does Jack call himself “Ernest” in the play? Why has he fabricated a story about a brother named Ernest? How does he perceive his life as different between the town and the country?

14

15

  • Read Importance of Being Earnest

16

17

  • Tea Party

18

  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • Introduction to playwright, Athol Fugard
  • Begin reading the play
  • Homework: Study quizlet for quiz on Dramatic Conventions

19

  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • JOURNAL #4: What do you think causes prejudice and racism?  How do you think it can be a learned behavior? How can a learned behavior be changed? Explain your answer
  • Read through page 47
  • Last 30 minutes: play Kahoot
  • Watch movie
  • Kahoot to review dramatic conventions

20

  • How is Hally and Sam’s relationship more like brothers or friends than a white boy and his family’s black employee during apartheid? What evidence do we see that Hally valued his time with Sam? By the way Hally talks of the kite that Sam made, why do you think this was an important memory for him?
  • Finish Master Harold and the Boys through page 60
  • Watch video clip if time
  • Homework: study quizlet

21

  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • Answer the journal (20 minutes and share out in small groups)
  • How do we see Hally spoiling the relationship with Sam and Willie? What contributes to Hally falling back on racism with Sam and Willie? In other words, what frustrations does he experience in the play that lead him to revert back to racism --that is pervasive in his country during the time of apartheid? What is Sam’s reaction?

22

  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • JOURNAL7  How does the play end on a hopeful note? How is dancing similar to the problems in society in the last scene with Willie and Sam? How does Fugard give the audience a sense of hope that societal change is possible despite the conflict with Hally and Sam? (See pages 44-47) How are the kite and the bench also symbols in the play? What do they stand for?
  • JOURNAL: WHAT PROPS PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE PLAY?
  • Receive Socratic seminar questions handout through Google Classroom under Classwork for next week Thursday and Friday
  • Turn in JOURNALS to turnitin.com

23

4th Qtr

1

  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • Review for Paper Two

2

  • Master Harold and the Boys vs The Visit Paper TWO
  • No preparation ahead of time.

3

4

5

6

7

8

  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • Warm Up #4 Symbolism of Names -- Talk in small groups and then write a paragraph about how the author reveals hypocrisy through the symbolism of names.  

9

  • Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Visit
  • Master Harold and the Boys
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold

10

11

12

  • Last day to review

Monday, May 4

NO IB EXAMS today

Tuesday, May 5

PM: IB History HL & SL, paper 1 and 2

Wednesday, May 6

AM: IB History HL, paper 3

Thursday, May 7

PM: IB Biology HL & SL, paper 1 and 2

Friday, May 8

AM: IB Biology HL & SL, paper 3

Saturday, May 9

IB exam review sessions TBD

Monday, May 11th (???)

Senior Grades Due

Monday, May 11

PM: IB Math HL & Math SL & Math Studies SL, paper 1

Tuesday, May 12

AM: IB Math HL & Math SL & Math Studies SL, paper 2

Wednesday, May 13

AM: IB Math HL, Paper 3

Thursday, May 14

PM: IB Eng A Lit HL & SL, paper 1

Friday, May 15

AM: IB Eng A Lit HL & SL, paper 2

Friday, May 15

PM: IB Chem HL & SL, paper 1 and 2

Saturday, May 16

IB exam review sessions TBD

Monday, May 18

AM: IB Chem HL & SL, paper 3

Monday, May 18

PM: IB ESS SL, paper 1

Tuesday, May 19

AM: IB ESS SL, paper 2

Tuesday, May 19

PM: IB Spanish B HL & SL, paper 1

Wednesday, May 20

AM: IB Spanish B HL & SL, paper 2

Wednesday, May 20

PM: IB Physics SL, paper 1 and 2

Thursday, May 21

AM: IB Physics SL paper 3

Thursday, May 21

PM: IB French B HL & SL & ab initio, Paper 1

Friday, May 22

AM: IB French B HL & SL & ab initio, Paper 2

Friday, May 22

12noon-2:00pm: Senior Picnic on the Patio

Saturday, May 23

Graduation @Southwestern University Alma Thomas Theatre (time TBD)