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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Great Gatsby reading Schedule

Chapter 1 by Monday, March 2nd
Chapter 2 by Thursday, March 5th
Chapter 3 by Monday, March 9th
Chapter 4 by Thursday, March 12th
Chapters 5 and 6 by Monday, March 16th
Chapter 7 by Thursday, March 19th (Introduce essay prompt options)
Chapter 8 by Monday, March 24th
Chapter 9 by Thursday, March 26th

Completed Graphic Organizer due March 26th
Gatsby Essay due April 14th to

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.23-2.27

"The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot

Intro to The Waste Land
-brief scansion techniques: identifying meter and rhyme scheme
-tps-fast; RRR
-allusions and language
HW Finish poem by Wednesday, mark up as you read; AND, complete footnote annotation on assigned portion.  Please type and do your best to be thorough and to properly cite your sources.

Annotation share and review
The Great Gatsby 
-reading schedule
-connections to "The Waste Land"
HW Begin reading assigned chapters and filling in graphic organizer.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.17-2.20

 Billy Budd, Sailor

BB Culminating Quiz

More work with student models
-discuss counterargument and format
HW Prepare almost perfect rough draft for Thursday

Bring Independent Reading Book
-sign up and share
Journal Entry #7: Independent Format

Read Around Peer Edit

Common Core Rubric

Multiple Choice practice
AP Full Length Practice Sign-up

Begin reading The Wasteland  by T.S. Eliot

Get Gatsby
HW BB Essay due to tonight, by 11:59pm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BB Close-Reading Terms Quiz (Review)

Quiz Feb 17th

Review two passages:
Chapter 25
"The night, so luminous on the spar-deck, ....  ...were drawn up as much as at the scene of the promulgated sentence."
Chapter 29
"On the return-passage to the English fleet from the detached cruise during which occurred the events....  ...tho' here he kept the knowledge to himself, who Billy Budd was.

Look for examples of the following terms: irony, trope, allusion, syntax, paradox, antecedent, pathetic fallacy, metonymy, punctuation, allegory.

Be prepared to discuss concepts involving contrast and emphasis; and to identify similar to terms to group with Faulty Causality and Faulty Authority.