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English IV Weekly Plans for 2021/22

First Semester 2021

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1st Nine Weeks

First Nine Weeks

Week One - August 13, 14

- Welcome

- Survey of Interests/Ice Breakers

- Introduction to English IV: Syllabus and course content

Week Two - August 17 - 21

Unit One:  Beowulf 

- Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon period

- The epic and the epic hero

- Literary terms and vocabulary

- Video summary

Week Three - August 24 -28

Unit One continued...

Read, analyze, discuss, complete review questions:

"Prologue"

"The Monster Grendel"

"The Arrival of the Hero"

Week Four - August 31 - September 4

Unit One continued...

Kennings

Read, analyze, and discuss, complete review questions:

"Unferth's Challenge" 

"The Battle of Grendel"

"The Monster's Mother"

Week Five - September 7 -11

*Monday is a holiday

"The Final Battle" - Read and review

Storyboard assignment

Week Six - September 14 -18

Complete storyboard assignment

KAHOOT  review for Beowulf exam

Beowulf exam

Week Seven - September 21 - 25

Canterbury Tales Unit

- Middle Ages

- Geoffrey Chaucer

- Pilgrimages and the Prologue

- Read and analyze "A Merchant's Tale"

Week Eight- September 28 - October 2

Canterbury Tales Unit

"The Wife of Bath's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer

-Quick writes - Thematically related

-The Wife of Bath character study/prologue

-Read and analyze "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

-View film version of story

-Test

Week Nine - October 5 - 9

Canterbury Tales Unit

"The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer

-Quick writes - Thematically related

-Notes: Dramatic, verbal, situational irony

-The Pardoner's character study/prologue

-Read and analyze "The Pardoner's Tale"

-View film version of story

-Test

*Friday is a Professional Development Day for teachers

END OF FIRST NINE WEEKS

 

Second Nine Weeks

Week One: October 12 -16

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

-Shakespeare Web Quest

- Notes: Conventions of a Shakespearean Tragedy

- Introduction: Historical context, setting, characters

- Act One:  Read/analyze/discuss exposition

Week Two: October 19-23 

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Finish Act One:  Read/analyze/discuss exposition

- Act Two: Read/analyze/discuss rising action

- Test Acts One and Two

Week Three:  October 26-30

- Act Three:  Read/analyze/discuss climax

- Watch play through Act Three

UBA Cold Read 5d, 6b, 6a, 2b, 5c

Week Four: November 2-6

Friday - PD/Student Holiday

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

-Act IV: Read/analyze/discuss imagery, falling action

Week Five: November 9-13

Monday - Holiday

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

-Act V: Read/analyze/discuss resolution

-Begin storyboard assignment

Week Six: November 16-20

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

-Finish storyboard

-KAHOOT test review

-Final test over Macbeth

-Revising and editing assessment

Macbeth Short Answer Essay Questions.  Give multiple choice over revising and editing in Eduphoria. 9c,9d

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS

Week  Seven:  November 30-December 4

William Shakespeare 

-Shakespearean Sonnets

-Read/analyze/discuss: "Sonnet 18", "Sonnet 29",  "Sonnet 116", "Sonnet 130"

Taming of the Shrew 

- Analyze elements of farce in Shakespeare's comedic play

Week Eight:  December 7-11

from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Medieval Romance Notes:

-Characteristics of Medieval Romance

-An Overview of Chivalry

Read/analyze/discuss from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

View film version of story

Quiz

Ballads

UBA - 4f, 6c, 7b Cold read test 

Week Nine:  December 14 -18

Semester Exams 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5:  November 18 - 22

 

 

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Timeline Project:  Acts 1 - 3 

KAHOOT Test Review

TEST: Acts 1 - 3

 

 

 

                                                          Second Semester

Third Nine Weeks

Week 1:  January 6 - 10

Research Project: 

Students will use laptops to research the background of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  They will summarize/paraphrase information from two websites.  They will create citations for each website.

Satire Unit: 

Notes on satire, exaggeration, hyperbole, parody, caricature, irony

Students will analyze the satire in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Week 2:  January 13 - 17

Students will finish analyzing the satire in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Ten Most Common Fallacies 

- Notes, examples, discussion

- Analyze the fallacies in the witch scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- Group assignment:  Students will work in small groups to analyze examples of fallacies.  They will read the example, identify the type of fallacy used, and explain the fallacy. They will use their notes from the previous day's lesson to guide them.

Week 3:  January 20 - 24

"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

- Author information

- Background notes/vocabulary

- Read/analyze/discuss satire and irony in Swift's essay

*Monday is a holiday

Week 4:  January 27 - 31

Quick Writes

Project:  Students will create their own "Modest Proposal" using satire, verbal irony, and sarcasm

KAHOOT exam review

Exam:  "A Modest Proposal", satire, verbal irony, sarcasm, ten most common types of fallacies

Satire in Media assignment

- Students will analyze satire in video clips and articles (modern media)

Week 5:  February 3 - 7

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" 

- Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge biography

- Literary terms/devices review: Internal rhyme, inversion, enjambment, anaphora, synedoche, alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor, personification, and irony

- Narrative poetry terms: Setting, characters, point of view, plot, conflict, and theme

- Vocabulary: Skiff, swound, penance, smote, spectre-bark, mariner, albatross, seraph, kirk, hermit, corse, and shrieve

- Read/analyze/discuss "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Week 6:  February 10 - 14

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" 

- Literary terms/devices review: Internal rhyme, inversion, enjambment, anaphora, synedoche, alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor, personification, irony, assonance, and consonance

- Narrative poetry terms: Setting, characters, point of view, plot, conflict, and theme

- Vocabulary: Skiff, swound, penance, smote, spectre-bark, mariner, albatross, seraph, kirk, hermit, corse, and shrieve

- Finish reading/analyzing/discussing "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

EXAM - "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

Friday - Holiday

Week 7:  February 17 - 21

Monday - Holiday

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - "Kubla Khan"

- Literary terms/devices review: Alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor, personification, assonance, and consonance

- Read/analyze/discuss "Kubla Khan"

- Quiz 

Essay - Personal narrative

Week 8:  February 24 - 28

Essay - Personal narrative

Wilfred Owen - "Dulce et Decorum Est"

Read/analyze/discuss the author's use of diction and imagery to support theme.

Elie Wiesel - excerpt from Night

Read/analyze/discuss how author Elie Wiesel uses diction, tone, descriptive details, and irony to create a memorable first hand account of the horrors of the Holocaust in a way that an informational article (detached and objective) can not.  

Elizabeth Bowen - "The Demon Lover"

Read/analyze/discuss how author Elizabeth Bowen uses ambiguity, flashback and foreshadowing to create suspense.   

 Week 9: March 2 - 6 

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift: Read excerpts from the novel and watch excerpts from the film version.  Analyze satire. 

Quick Writes/Guided viewing questions

SPRING BREAK - MARCH 9 - 13

 

Fourth Nine Weeks

Log in to Edgenuity and complete the following modules each week

*Note - This is week by week.  If we go back to school, we will resume regular instruction.  Please email me if you have any questions.  Include a phone number, so I can call you if need be. 

Monday, March 23, 2020 and complete on Friday, March 27, 2020:

The Gothic Novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

-Complete Parts 1 - 4

Monday, March 30, 2020 and complete on April 3, 2020:

The Gothic Novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

-Complete Parts 5 - 7

-Complete Unit Test

Monday, April 6, 2020 and complete on Thursday, April 9, 2020:

Writer’s Workshop: Writing an Argumentative Essay About an Ethical Issue

-Complete Using Punctuation

-Complete Contested Usage

April 14 - April 17

"The Open Window" on Canvas

- Vocabulary Assignment

- Read Short Story

- Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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