AMERICAN LITERATURE CALENDAR OF DAILY ASSIGNMENTS AND ACTIVITIES


SEMESTER ONE

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3-7: SYSTEMS THINKING

MONDAY 9/3
TUESDAY
9/4
WEDNESDAY
9/5
THURSDAY
9/6
FRIDAY 9/7


Read / discuss class expectations
Read / discuss syllabus
introduce habits of a systems thinker

SYSTEMS THINKING APPLICATION - WHY?

DISCUSS STANDARDS
SCORING GUIDES

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-14: ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

MONDAY 9/10
TUESDAY 9/11
WEDNESDAY 9/12
THURSDAY 9/13
FRIDAY 9/14
Finish Systems Thinking Application
Read Oral History "The Maddest Man In Town"

Discuss Oral History Project
Brainstorm Interview Questions
In library, search for and read FWP Oral History
Discuss Oral History search
Punctuation definitions and examples
Page 5 of booklet

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND READING MATERIAL FOR THIS WEEK:

Federal Writers Project Oral Histories Home Page

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17-21: ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

MONDAY 9/17
TUESDAY 9/18
WEDNESDAY 9/19
THURSDAY 9/20
FRIDAY 9/21
Finish Punctuation
definitions and examples
Punctuation Quiz
Complete Oral History Scoring Guide
Type Oral History in Library

Finish typing Oral History in Library
Peer Edit Oral History in Classroom

Make changes/improvements
to Oral History. Print final copy

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND READING MATERIAL FOR THIS WEEK:

Grammar and Punctuation Rules
immigrant children
past and present stories
new americans

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-28: ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

MONDAY 9/24
TUESDAY 9/25
WEDNESDAY 9/26
THURSDAY 9/27
FRIDAY 9/28
American Indian Oral History
Present Oral Histories
American Indian Poetry
STAR Reading Test
INTRODUCE 1920s LITERATURE

THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
IMAGE ANALYSIS

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 1-5: 1920s LITERATURE

MONDAY 10/1
TUESDAY 10/2
WEDNESDAY 10/3
THURSDAY 10/4
FRIDAY 10/5
DEFINE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
INTRODUCE STANDARDS FOR 1920s LITERATURE GROUPS
INTRODUCE LANGSTON HUGHES

READ AND ANALYZE
LANGSTON HUGHES POETRY

READ HARLEM RENAISSANCE
SHORT STORY

ANALYZE HARLEM
RENAISSANCE
SHORT STORY







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WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-12: 1920s LITERATURE

MONDAY 10/8
TUESDAY 10/9
WEDNESDAY 10/10
THURSDAY 10/11
FRIDAY 10/12
pass back oral history reports - grade check
ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE IMAGE ANALYSIS
READ ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE POETRY
DOROTHY PARKER POETRY
READ ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE SHORT STORY
EDNA FERBER SHORT STORY

NO SCHOOL

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19: 1920s LITERATURE

MONDAY 10/15
TUESDAY 10/16
WEDNESDAY 10/17
THURSDAY 10/18
FRIDAY 10/19
DISCUSS ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE
SHORT STORY QUESTIONS
LOST GENERATION IMAGE ANALYSIS

PSAT
testing
No Class
READ LOST GENERATION POETRY
BY GERTRUDE STEIN

Analyze in Poetry Packet
BEGIN READING LOST GENERATION
SHORT STORY BY ERNEST HEMMINGWAY

Analyze in Short Story Packet

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-26: 1920s LITERATURE

MONDAY 10/22
TUESDAY 10/23
WEDNESDAY 10/24
THURSDAY 10/25
FRIDAY 10/26
BEGIN OUTLINING 1920s LIT ESSAY

1920s LIT ESSAY THESIS DEVELOPMENT
AND OUTLINE

TYPE DRAFT OF ESSAY
PEER EDIT

TYPE DRAFT OF ESSAY
PEER EDIT
FINISH EDITING
TYPE FINAL DRAFT

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND READING MATERIAL FOR THIS WEEK:

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 2: THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY 10/29
TUESDAY 10/30
WEDNESDAY 10/31
THURSDAY 11/1
FRIDAY 11/2
COLLECT 1920s LIT ESSAYS
INTRODUCE THE GREAT GATSBY
COMPLETE SCORING GUIDE

CHECK OUT BOOK
FROM LIBRARY
WATCH AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
TO IDENTIFY THEMES
F Scott Fitzgerald:
The Great American Dreamer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_g-0u1wfNc



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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-9: THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY 11/5
TUESDAY 11/6
WEDNESDAY 11/7
THURSDAY 11/8
FRIDAY 11/9
NO SCHOOL
BEGIN READING - COLLECTING
EVIDENCE OF FITZGERALD'S DEVELOPMENT OF
TWO THEMES:
1. THE SHALLOWNESS OF SOCIETY
2. THE ILLUSION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
READ & ADD TO
COLOR, SYMBOL AND
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE LOGS:

FOLLOW READING SCHEDULE SHOWN BELOW:
FOLLOW READING SCHEDULE SHOWN BELOW:
The Great Gatsby READING SCHEDULE AND DUE DATES
November 2012

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Mon
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Wed
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Fri
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1
2
3







4
5
6
7
8
9
10



FINISH
CHAPTER 1

FINISH CHAPTER 2

11
12
13
14
15
16
17

NO SCHOOL

FINISH CHAPTER 3

COLLECT LOGS

FINISH CHAPTER 4

18
19
20
21
22
23
24

NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL

25
26
27
28
29
30




FINSH CHAPTER 5

QUIZ

FINISH CHAPTER 6

COLLECT LOGS


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-16: THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY 11/12
TUESDAY 11/13
WEDNESDAY 11/14
THURSDAY 11/15
FRIDAY 11/16
NO SCHOOL
FOLLOW READING SCHEDULE
SHOWN ABOVE:



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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26-30: THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY 11/26
TUESDAY 11/27
WEDNESDAY 11/28
THURSDAY 11/29
FRIDAY 11/30





ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND READING MATERIAL FOR THIS WEEK:

DECEMBER|| Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat




1
2
3




130-140
per. 5: 124-134
FINISH CHAPTER 7

4
5
6
7
8
9
10

154-161
per. 5: 147-154
FINISH CHAPTER 8
171-179
per. 5: 164-172
FINISH READING
BOOK
COLLECT LOGS
INTRODUCE THE GATSBY ASSESSMENT

11
12
13
14
15
16
17

WORK ON ASSESSMENT
WORK ON ASSESSMENT
WORK ON ASSESSMENT
FINAL ASSESSMENT
DUE
FINISH WATCHING GATSBY MOVIE

18
19
20
21
22
23
24







25
26
27
28
29
30
31









WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-7: THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY 12/3
TUESDAY 12/4
WEDNESDAY 12/5
THURSDAY 12/6
FRIDAY 12/7


INTRODUCE THE GREAT GATSBY ASSESSMENT

OUTLINE
GATSBY
ASSESSMENT
WORK ON GATSBY
ASSESSMENT
IN LIBRARY

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WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-14: STATE READING TEST

MONDAY 12/10
TUESDAY 12/11
WEDNESDAY 12/12
THURSDAY 12/13
FRIDAY 12/14





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WEEK OF DECEMBER17-21:

MONDAY 12/17
TUESDAY 12/18
WEDNESDAY 12/19
THURSDAY 12/20
FRIDAY 12/21





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WEEK OF JANUARY 7-11: OF MICE AND MEN

MONDAY 1/7
TUESDAY 1/8
WEDNESDAY 1/9
THURSDAY 1/10
FRIDAY 1/11





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WEEK OF JANUARY 14-18: OF MICE AND MEN

MONDAY 1/14
TUESDAY 1/15
WEDNESDAY 1/16
THURSDAY 1/17
FRIDAY 1/28





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WEEK OF JANUARY 21-25

MONDAY 1/21
TUESDAY 1/22
WEDNESDAY 1/23
THURSDAY 1/24
FRIDAY 1/25





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WEEK OF JANUARY 28-31: FINALS

MONDAY 1/28
TUESDAY 1/29
WEDNESDAY 1/30
THURSDAY 1/31
FRIDAY 2/1