"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you." -B.B. King
WEEK ONE: History of Anglo Saxons followed by Open Book Test
Reading: Beowulf: Battle with Grendel
Completed Circle Map for HERO & Bubble Map for Grendel
WEEK TWO: Reflecting on Beowulf: Battle with Grendel,
Double Bubble Map to compare with other literature
Figurative Language & Simple Sentences
QUIZ Friday on the info above.
Reading: The Battle with Grendel's Mother
More About Beowulf: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/beowulf
Kennings in Beowulf: Light-of-Battle =sword, fighting- gear, battle-gear =body armor
This week we will wrap up the Anglo-Saxon period.
MONDAY & TUESDAY, we will read and analyze the Anglo-Saxon poem "The Seafarer" including the identification of kennings, alliteration & imagery.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: We will discuss & read an Arabian Night's tale from the Anglo-Saxon period.
FRIDAY: QUIZ on the week's readings & literary devices.
Monday: An overview of Middle Ages, Chaucer, and the Canterbury Tales is presented via a powerpoint presentation. The students will complete a handout of the notes.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: Students are in the computer lab gathering information on their Canterbury Tales' character for an essay that is due Friday. The students will also be reading their character's tale and creating a powerpoint to summarize the tale. The powerpoint is due Monday and will be presented to the class.
Thursday: The students will work in the classroom on their character essay.
Monday & Tuesday: The students present their Canterbury Tales' powerpoints.
Wednesday: Wrap up Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Thursday: Reading Pre-Assessment Senior Breakfast
Friday: Discuss & create visual for Canterbury Tales - ACHS PEP RALLY!
WEEK SEVEN: Ballads
Monday: Introduction to Ballads
Tuesday: Middle Ages ballad - "Lord Randal"
Wednesday: Middle Ages ballad - "Get Up & Shut the Door"
Thursday: ballad - "The Old '97"
Friday: QUIZ - Ballads --- SCHOOL CLOSED Weather --- Quiz on Monday.
Monday: Quick Review & then QUIZ on Ballads
Tuesday: Works Cited- citing sources
Wednesday: Close reading of "The Seafarer"
Thursday & Friday: Beowulf movie & essay
*NEXT WEDNESDAY - Nine Weeks Test
Monday & Tuesday: Beowulf essay due Monday. A Closer look at Beowulf passages; Review for Nine Weeks Test
Wednesday 9/14: Nine Weeks Test
Thursday & Friday: Comparing & Contrasting the British literature of the Anglo-Saxon & Middle Ages including themes and cultures of the time periods.
WEEK ONE: Four Parts & 6 Tools
WEEK TWO: Focus & Writing Rituals
WEEK THREE: Reading to Write, Types of Writing
WEEK FOUR: Reading short published works to view, discuss, & incorporate their good writing techniques.
WEEK FIVE: Writing Fiction: the "must haves" & How To Develop Characters
WEEK SIX: Reading to Write: Syntax, Dialect
WEEK SEVEN: Writing Nonfiction
WEEK EIGHT: Writing Poetry
WEEK NINE: Free Write, Share Favorite Writing(s) with classmates
English 12 & Creative Writing SUPPLY LIST:
1" Binder (binder will often be left in the classroom) It cannot be used for any other subjects.
Blue or Black Ink Pens (2) Yellow Highlighter Scissors & Glue Stick
Zipper pouch to keep pens, scissors & other materials inside
*English 12 Only: one pack of Dividers Optional: Tissues & GermX for classroom use
Thank you! The students will set up their binders on Tuesday, August 18th
A link for the syllabus is at the bottom of the page :)
Va Dept. of Education:
Writing & Grammar: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5/