Freshman Prose and Composition Work

Eng 1: Freshman Prose Work

 

 

NOTE: In addition to the reading selections below, you are expected to read all author biographies before the selection.

 

Date In-Class Work Homework Assigned
8-Aug 1. Mindset quiz
2. In-class write: "Who I Am and What I Want"
 
9-Aug 1. Discuss quiz and writing  
10-Aug 1. Review syllabus, rules, etc.  
13-Aug 1. Reading/Annotation pretest  
14-Aug 1. Library introduction and WS Rules for Independent Reads  
15-Aug 1. WS Annotation Symbols and Instructions lecture  
16-Aug 1. Annotation guided practice: WS Article "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel"  
17-Aug 1. Annotation guided practice: WS Article "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel" 1. Finish annotation of "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel"
20-Aug 1. Review annotations homework
2. WS Smiley Face Tricks lecture
1. Finish Smiley Face Tricks Practice on "Sometimes, the Earth is Cruel"
21-Aug 1. Group work: Smiley Face Tricks Practice on "Sometimes, the Eartch Is Cruel"
2. Review Annotations and Smiley Face Tricks Practice
 
22-Aug 1. Questions/Discussion of "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel
 
23-Aug 1. Finish discussing questions
2. In-Class Reading: WS Article "Be Kind to the Pizza Dude"
1. Read, annotate, and do smiley face tricks practice on "Be Kind to the Pizza Dude"
24-Aug 1. Independent/Group Work: WS Questions "Be Kind to the Pizza Dude"
27-Aug 1. Discussion and Annotation of "Be Kind to the Pizza Dude" 1. Read, annotate, and do smiley face tricks practice on "Always Go to the Funeral"
28-Aug Sub Day  
29-Aug 1. Independent/Group Work: WS Questions "Always Go to the Funeral"  
30-Aug 1. Questions/Discussion of "Always Go to the Funeral"  
31-Aug 1. Discussion and Annotation of "Always Go to the Funeral"  
3-Sep No School-Labor Day
4-Sep 1. In-Class Reading: WS "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
2. Independent/Group Work: WS Questions "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
1. Read, annotate, and do smiley face tricks practice on "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
5-Sep 1. Discussion and Annotation of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"  
6-Sep 1. Discussion and Annotation of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"  
7-Sep 1. Discussion and Annotation of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
10-Sep 1. Discuss "This I Believe" Essay assignment
11-Sep 1. Lab Day: login, page setup, typing essays
12-Sep 1. Lab Day: typing essays  
13-Sep Essay Due "This I Believe"
1. Lab Day: typing essays
 
14-Sep PDL (No class)
17-Sep 1. Literary Elements Notes: write definitions of MAJOR terms  
18-Sep 1. Literary Elements Notes: Plot & Conflict pp.2-3
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "Initiation" (plot/conflict) pp. 5-14
 
19-Sep 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "Initiaton" pp. 5-14  
20-Sep 1. In-Class Reading: "Initiaton" pp. 5-14
--"After You Read" Quest. 1-4, 6 p. 15
1. Finish class work
21-Sep 1. Quiz/Discuss "Initiation"  
24-Sep 1. Literary Elements Notes: Types of Conflict pp.2-3
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Most Dangerous Game" (plot/conflict) pp. 17-34
25-Sep 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Most Dangerous Game"  
26-Sep 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Most Dangerous Game"  
27-Sep 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Most Dangerous Game" pp. 17-34
--"After You Read" Questions 1-4, 8, 9 p. 36
1. Finish class work
28-Sep 1. Quiz/Discuss "Most Dangerous Game" and homework
1-Oct 1. Literary Elements Notes: Setting pp. 60-61
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "A Christmas Memory" (setting) pp. 63-72
2-Oct 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "A Christmas Memory" pp. 63-72
--"After You Read" Questions 1-4, 6, 7, 9 p. 75
1. Finish class work
3-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "A Christmas Memory"
4-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "A Christmas Memory"  
5-Oct No School-County Institute
8-Oct No School-Columbus Day
9-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "A Christmas Memory"
2. Literary Elements Notes: Character pp. 96-971
10-Oct 1. In-Class reading: "Harrison Bergeron" pp.99-106
--"After You Read" Questions 1-6 p. 107
1. Finish class work
11-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "Harrison Bergeron"  
12-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "Harrison Bergeron"
2. Literary Elements Notes: Point of View pp. 170-171
15-Oct  Literary Elements Notes: Point of View pp. 170-171
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Cask of Amontillado" (First Person) pp. 211-217
 
16-Oct 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Cask of Amontillado" pp. 211-217
--"After You Read" Questions 1-12 p. 219
1. Finish class work
17-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Cask of Amontillado" 1. Finish class work
18-Oct No School-Parent/Teacher Conf. (evening)
19-Oct No School-Parent/Teacher Conf. (day)
22-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Cask of Amontillado"  
23-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Cask of Amontillado"  
24-Oct 1. Literary Elements Lecture: Theme pp. 246-247
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Necklace" pp. 198-207
 
25-Oct 2. Literary Elements Lecture: Theme pp. 246-247
1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Necklace" pp. 198-207
--"After You Read" Questions 1-8
1. Finish class work
26-Oct 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Necklace"  
29-Oct 1. Literary Elements Lecture: Symbolism and Allegory pp. 402-403
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Scarlet Ibis" pp. 415-426
 
30-Oct 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Scarlet Ibis" pp. 415-426  
31-Oct 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Scarlet Ibis" pp. 415-426
-- "After You Read" Questions 1-5, 7, 8, 9 p.428
 
1-Nov 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Scarlet Ibis"
2-Nov 1. Literary Elements Lecture: Allegory
2. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" pp.437-443
--"After You Read" Questions 2-6, 8 p.444
1. Finish class work
5-Nov 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"
2. Literary Elements Lecture: Irony and Ambiguity
 
6-Nov 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "Gift of the Magi" pp. 349-355
--"After You Read" Questions 1, 3-5, 7, 8 p.357
 
7-Nov 1. Quiz/Discuss "Gift of the Magi"  
8-Nov 1. In-Class Reading & Notetaking: "The Lady, or the Tiger" pp. 360-366
--"After You Read"
Questions 1-6, 8, 10 p.367
 
9-Nov 1. Quiz/Discuss "The Lady or the Tiger"
2. Discuss Persuasive Writing
3. Discuss "Choices to Be Made" Argumentative Essay assignment
 
12-Nov No School-Veteran's Day
13-Nov 1. Review for exam
14-Nov 1. Short Story Exam
Essay Due "Choices Must Be Made"
 
15-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading  
16-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading  
19-Nov Sub Day
1. Quiz/Review Reading
 
20-Nov Sub Day
1. Quiz/Review Reading
1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 1-2
21-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
22-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
23-Nov No School-Thanksgiving
26-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 3-5
27-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 6-8
28-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 9-10
29-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading  
30-Nov 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 11-12
3-Dec 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 13-15
4-Dec 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 16-17
5-Dec 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 18-20
6-Dec 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 21-23
7-Dec 1. Quiz/Review Reading 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 24-27
10-Dec 1. Discuss "Watermark Moment" Essay assignment 1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 28-31
7-Dec 1. Discuss "Watermark Moment" Essay assignment  
11-Dec 1. Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird 1. Study for exam
12-Dec 1. Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird 1. Study for exam
13-Dec 1. Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird 1. Study for exam
14-Dec 1. To Kill a Mockingbird Exam
17-Dec 1. Review for final
18-Dec Finals-1,2
19-Dec Finals-3,4,5
20-Dec Finals-6,7
21-Dec Change Day