August 22: Summer work due. August 19-30: Group Work: Essential Reading Questions August 18 - September 18: Literary Filters, explained & presented. August 18-September 18: Jane Eyre Study Guide & Essential Jane Eyre, links below. Due September 18 @ 11:59PM at turnitin September 22: Criticisms on Charlotte Brontë due September 18: Test on Jane Eyre-- Due Wednesday, September 20 September 18: Turnitin Discussions on Jane Eyre & Tess begin-- Due October 23 October 16: Begin Jane Eyre/Tess of the D'Urbervilles Comparative Essay. Due October 23-24@ 11:59PM at turnitin.
NOTE: It is expected that you will be reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles WHILE we are working on Jane Eyre. We will begin Tess on 9/18/17.
September 18: Begin Tess Reading Questions on paper September 20: Test on Tess of the D'Urbervilles (reading). October 23: Tess Study Guide & Essential Tess Due October 10: Criticisms on Thomas Hardy October 10: Begin Tess Presentations: Literary Filter October 23: Victorian Letters on Jane Eyre/Tess due
NOTE: It is expected that you will be reading The Book Thief WHILE we are working on Tess We will begin The Book Thief on 10/17/16.
November: Zusak's The Book Thief
November 1: Student Presentations continue. November 10: The Book Thief Discussions on turnitin.com begins. Due date: December 1 November 13-14: Socratic Seminar on Rape Culture November 14: Word Journal Due November 17: Word Container Due November 20: Found Poem Due December 1: Turnitin Q's Due; Victorian Film Study Due; Essay Assigned for Book Thief December 5: Character Poster Due.
NOTE: It is expected that you will be reading The Hobbit and watching ALL THREE FILMS WHILE we are working on The Book Thief We will begin The Hobbit on 11/14/16. You may want to begin watching them in September.
November 15: Criticisms for The Hobbit Assigned November 18: Film Exam given for Hobbit Films December 2: Character Poster Due; The Hobbit Reading Due & Study Questions December 9: The Hobbit essay assigned. Due December 22. December 21: IOP Topics MUST BE Approved by beginning of Holiday Break. You are to work on your Outlines during Holiday Break or the first week we return from Holiday.
NOTE: It is expected that you will read Hamlet by 1/6/17.
Read The Letters & watch videos during January. See files page for assistance. TBD: Read & Annotate all poems. Upload photo of work at the below dates. TBD: Write report: The Keatsian Voice, due March 12th at 11:59pm on turnitin. TBD: Complete an oral commentary on EACH poem using your phone app and submit prepared file with links organized in an email to Mrs. Shockey.
NOTE: It is expected that you will be reading Barry Lopez & watching the lecture videos WHILE we are working on Keats. We will begin Lopez on 3/6/17. --------> Discussions:
March: About This Life: Barry Lopez
Read the essays & watch lecture videos during March. See files page for assistance. TBD: Read assigned essays. (This is an area where IB students fall down, year after year.) TBD: Write report: "Being Lopezian," due March 27th in class: Looking Closer, Looking Deeply, Looking Globally, Looking Beyond. This is a written report, but can be word-processed or made into a presentation and emailed.
NOTE: This is the last assigned work before the Internal Assessment on March 29-30th, 2017.