English II Honors/Pre-IB

 

Mrs. Davis - pdavis@lvusd.org

 

 

Welcome to Mrs. Davis' Honors/Pre-IB English II Webpage!  Here you will find important information including our daily agenda, current assignments, homework, important messages from me, and helpful links.  Use this website often - it will help keep you organized for the week ahead.

 

Welcome to the fall semester of your sophomore year! Honors/Pre-IB English II prepares students to function successfully in both the International Baccalaureate and the Advanced Placement English courses. Assignments and activities for the class are designed to help students engage in deep analysis and develop their power of expression, both in oral and written communication. Students will also be expected to develop independent critical reading and thinking skills as they are exposed to British literary classics, as well as a range of global styles, genres, and contexts. These texts promote international perspective through the comparative study of words, allowing students to develop an appreciation and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages. Additionally, students will strengthen their communication skills through the study and application of advanced college preparatory vocabulary and grammar.

 

 

THIS WEEK'S AGENDA & HOMEWORK

HYBRID SCHEDULE:

  • Per. 2 meets Mon, 6/7
  • Per. 6 meets  Wed, 6/9

Mon/Wed, 6/7-6/9

  1. LOTF Socratic Seminar - come to class prepared to discuss LOTF through a psychological lens.

HW:

  1. Have a great summer!

PAST AGENDAS

Wed, 1/27

  1. Breakout Group Sign-up
  2. Outside Reading Book (ORB) Author & Book Choices (PPT) + book access info
  3. Introduction to The Restoration & 18th Century (PPT)
  4. Assign reading - pp. 448-457 + pp. 516-517 in your textbook 

HW:

  1. Textbook reading pp. 448-457 + pp. 516-517 - due next class
  2. Get ORB reading book from Media Center or access/download a PDF online - due Mon, 2/1

Fri, 1/29

  1. Review textbook reading on The Restoration & 18th Century
  2. Introduce Jonathan Swift & "A Modest Proposal" pp. 518-523; review "Rhetorical Analysis Process Worksheet" (RAPW) guidelines

HW:

  1. Get ORB reading book from Media Center or access/download a PDF online - due Mon, 2/1
  2. Read "A Modest Proposal" pp. 518-523 & do the RAPW worksheet - due Wed, 2/3

Mon, 2/1

  1. ORB & Literature Circles - review lit. circle jobs & expectations in groups, divide book into 4 sections & organize jobs for each
  2. ORB & Literature Circles - in groups, divide book into 4 sections, then choose & organize jobs for each

HW:

  1. Read "A Modest Proposal" pp. 518-523 & do the RAPW worksheet - due next class
  2. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17

Wed, 2/3

  1. Discuss "A Modest Proposal" RAPW
  2. Introduce Samuel Pepys (intro pp. 468-469); assign "From the Diary of Samuel Pepys" pp. 470-478 + Q's #1-10 p. 479

HW:

  1. "From the Diary of Samuel Pepys" reading pp. 470-478 + Q's #1-10 p. 479 - due next class
  2. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17

Fri, 2/5

  1. Discuss Samuel Pepys Q's
  2. Introduce Daniel Defoe (intro pp. 480-481); assign "From Robinson Crusoe" reading pp. 482-495 + Q's #1-8 p. 495

HW:

  1. "From Robinson Crusoe" reading pp. 482-495 + Q's #1-8 p. 495 - due Wed, 2/10
  2. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17

Mon, 2/8

  1. Personal Narrative Essay - introduction: read through pp. 1-3 of packet; do Step 1 (p. 3) for HW; read sample, "The Art of Eating Spaghetti"

HW:

  1. "From Robinson Crusoe" reading pp. 482-495 + Q's #1-8 p. 495 - due next class
  2. Personal Narrative - complete Step 1 (p. 3) - due next class
  3. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17

Wed, 2/10

  1. Discuss "Robinson Crusoe" questions
  2. Introduce Alexander Pope (intro pp. 525-526); assign "The Rape of the Lock" pp. 532-540 + Q's #1-8, 13, 14 p. 541
  3. Personal Narrative - submit Step 1 on GC; read through Steps 2 & 3; do a Personal Statement outline

HW:

  1. "The Rape of the Lock" pp. 532-540 + Q's #1-8, 13, 14 p. 541 - due next class
  2. Personal Narrative - Personal Statement outline - due next class
  3. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17

Fri, 2/12

  1. Discuss "The Rape of the Lock" questions
  2. Personal Narrative - share Personal Statement outlines in groups; read through Steps 4 & 5; begin rough draft

HW:

  1. ORB Literature Circle #1 - due Wed, 2/17
  2. Personal Narrative Rough Draft - due Fri, 2/19

Wed, 2/17

  1. ORB Literature Circle #1
  2. Introduction to the Romantic & Victorian literature periods - powerpoint
  3. Introduction to Poet PowerPoint Project - review poet choices; breakout groups choose poet - all groups must study a different poet - no repeats

HW:

  1. Personal Narrative - rough draft - due next class
  2. ORB Literature Circle #2 - due Mon, 3/1

Fri, 2/19

  1. Personal Narrative - review Step 5 questions for feedback; share your rough draft with your group; give 3 pieces of feedback each
  2. Poet PowerPoint Project - review period, poet and works in textbook; share GALE Biography in Context; discuss assignment in detail
  3. Breakout Groups - divide work amongst group members; begin research & reading process

HW:

  1. Personal Narrative Final Draft - due Fri, 2/26
  2. Poet Project group member work - ongoing
  3. ORB Literature Circle #2 - due Mon, 3/1
  4. Poet Project Presentations - begin Fri, 3/5

Mon, 2/22

  1. RENSTAR Reading Test

HW:

  1. Personal Narrative Final Draft - due Fri, 2/26
  2. ORB Literature Circle #2 - due Mon, 3/1
  3. Poet Project Presentations - begin Fri, 3/5

Wed, 2/24

  1. Poet Project Group Time - work with your group on your Google Slides for the project
  2. Counselors - meet with your counselor to schedule your courses for next year

HW:

  1. Personal Narrative Final Draft - due next class
  2. ORB Literature Circle #2 - due Mon, 3/1
  3. Poet Project Presentations - begin Fri, 3/5

Fri, 2/26

  1. PERSONAL NARRATIVE ESSAY DUE
  2. Poet Project Group Time - work with your group on your slide presentation
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest  (IBE) - introduction to Oscar Wilde & the play
  4. IBE - read Act I

HW:

  1. ORB Literature Circle #2 - due Mon, 3/1
  2. IBE - Act I Questions - due Wed, 3/3
  3. Poet Project Presentations - begin Fri, 3/5

Mon, 3/1

  1. ORB Literature Circle #2
  2. Poet Project Group Time

HW:

  1. IBE - Act I Questions - due next class
  2. Poet Project Presentations - begin Fri, 3/5

Wed, 3/3

  1. IBE - discuss Act I Questions; read Act II
  2. Poet Project Group Time - work with your group to finish or run through your presentation

HW:

  1. Poet Project Presentations - begin next class
  2. IBE Act II Questions - due Wed, 3/10
  3. ORB Literature Circle #3 - due Mon, 3/15

Fri, 3/5

  1. Poet Project Presentations

HW:

  1. IBE Act II Questions - due Wed, 3/10
  2. ORB Literature Circle #3 - due Mon, 3/15

Mon, 3/8

  1. Poet Project Presentations

HW:

  1. IBE - Act II Questions - due next class
  2. ORB Literature Circle #3 - due Mon, 3/15
  3. Pick up Things Fall Apart at the Media Center

Wed, 3/10

  1. IBE - discuss Act II Questions 
  2. IBE - read Act III

HW:

  1. ORB Literature Circle #3 - due Mon, 3/15
  2. IBE Act III Questions - due Wed, 3/17

Fri, 3/12�

  1. Intro to Chinua Achebe & Ibo Culture: a) read "Chinua Achebe Biography" & "An African Voice" b) complete the "Ibo Culture Background Chart" by researching each topic (remember to cite your sources on the "Works Cited" page provided)

HW:

  1. ORB Literature Circle #3 - due Mon, 3/15 (next class)
  2. Ibo Culture Background Chart - due Wed, 3/17
  3. Things Fall Apart - get book by next Wed, 3/17 at the Media Center

Mon, 3/15

  1. ORB Literature Circle #3

HW:

  1. IBE - Act III Questions - due next class
  2. Pick up Things Fall Apart at the Media Center if you want a hard copy of the book

Wed, 3/17

  1. IBE - discuss Act III Questions 
  2. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - share Ibo Culture Background findings
  3. TFA - Videos: "European Colonization" & "The Bible & the Gun"
  4. TFA - assign Ch. 1-4 reading & Q's - review pronunciation guide & map

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 1-4 reading & Q's - due Mon, 3/22 (Per. 2)  & Wed, 3/24 (Per. 6)
  2. ORB Literature Circle #4 - due Tues, 3/30 (Per. 2) & Thurs, 4/1 (Per. 6)

Fri, 3/19 

  1. NO CLASSES
  2. HYBRID SCHEDULE STARTS NEXT WEEK

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 1-4 reading & Q's - due Mon, 3/22 (Per. 2)  & Wed, 3/24 (Per. 6)
  2. ORB Literature Circle #4 - due Tues, 3/30 (Per. 2) & Thurs, 4/1 (Per. 6)

HYBRID SCHEDULE:

  • Per. 2 meets Mon, 3/22 & Thurs, 3/25
  • Per. 6 meets Wed, 3/24 & Mon, 3/29

Mon/Wed, 3/22 & 3/24

  1. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - discuss Ch. 1-4
  2. TFA - Theme Chart - pass out and discuss
  3. TFA - Tragedy Worksheet - complete & review
  4. TFA - if time,  begin reading Ch. 5-8

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 5-8 reading & Q's - due Thurs, 3/25 & Mon, 3/29
  2. ORB Literature Circle #4 - due Tues/Thurs, 3/30-4/1

Thurs/Mon, 3/25 & 3/29

  1. TFA - discuss Ch. 5-8
  2. TFA - Allusions Worksheet - introduce & begin working on in class
  3. Asynchronous time for worksheet & ORB Literature Circle #4 job

HW:

  1. TFA - Allusion Worksheet - due Tues/Thurs, 3/30-4/1
  2. ORB Literature Circle #4 - due Tues, 3/30 (Per. 2) & Thurs, 4/1 (Per. 6)

HYBRID SCHEDULE:

  • Per. 2 meets Tues, 3/30
  • Per. 6 meets  Mon, 3/29 & Thurs, 4/1

Mon, 3/29 - PERIOD 6 ONLY

  1. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - discuss Ch. 5-8
  2. TFA - Allusions Worksheet

HW:

  1. ORB Literature Circle #4 - due Tues/Thurs, 3/30-4/1
  2. TFA - Allusions Worksheet - due Tues/Thurs, 3/30-4/1

Tues/Thurs, 3/30 & 4/1

  1. TFA - Allusions Worksheet - review
  2. ORB Literature Circle #4 - YOU MUST ATTEND THE AFTERNOON COHORT TO MEET WITH YOUR GROUP

HW:

  1. None - have a GREAT spring break!

HYBRID SCHEDULE:

  • Per. 2 meets Mon, 4/12 & Thurs, 4/16
  • Per. 6 meets  Wed, 4/14 & Mon, 4/19

Mon/Wed, 4/12 & 4/14

  1. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - read Ch. 9-11
  2. TFA - Allegorical Tales Worksheet

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 9-11 reading & Q's - due next class
  2. TFA - Allegorical Tales worksheet - due next class

Thurs/Mon, 4/15 & 4/19

  1. TFA - discuss Ch. 9-11; begin reading Ch. 12-16
  2. TFA - review Allegorical Tales worksheet

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 12-16 reading & Q's - due next class

Tues/Thurs, 4/20-4/22

  1. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - discuss Ch. 12-16; assign Ch. 17-21
  2. TFA - Symbolism & Figurative Language Worksheets - do symbolism in class; figurative language due next class

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 17-21 reading & Q's - due next class
  2. TFA - Figurative Language worksheet - due next class

Fri/Tues, 4/23-4/27

  1. TFA - discuss Ch. 17-21; assign Ch. 22-25
  2. TFA -  review Figurative Language worksheet
  3. TFA - assign Conflict & Irony worksheets - do conflict in class; irony due next class

HW:

  1. TFA - Ch. 22-25 reading & Q's - due next class
  2. TFA - Irony worksheet - due next class

Wed/Fri, 4/28-4/30

  1. Things Fall Apart (TFA) - discuss Ch. 22-25
  2. TFA - review Conflict & Irony worksheets
  3. TFA - Thematic Essay Introduction - read through the handouts

HW:

  1. TFA - Thematic Essay - final draft due by Mon, 5/10
  2. Lord of the Flies - if you'd like a hard copy, get your book @ the Media Center during regular school hours

Mon/Wed, 5/3-5/5

  1. Introduction to Lord of the Flies - William Golding background, "Why You Should Read Lord of the Flies" intro video, & Anticipation Activity & discussion
  2. LOTF - Ch. 1 - review questions & dialectical journal

HW:

  1. TFA - Thematic Essay - final draft due by Mon, 5/10
  2. Lord of the Flies - if you'd like a hard copy, get your book @ the Media Center during regular school hours
  3. LOTF - Ch. 1 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Thurs/Mon, 5/6-5/10

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 1 Q's + journal & important quotes
  2. LOTF - begin reading Ch. 2 & 3

HW:

  1. LOTF Ch. 2 & 3 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class
  2. TFA Thematic Essay - due by Mon, 5/10

Tues/Thurs, 5/11-5/13

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 2 & 3; assign Ch. 4 & 5
  2. LOTF - Main & Subordinate Characters enrichment worksheet: group work; discuss & review w/class

HW:

  1. LOTF - Ch. 4 & 5 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Fri/Tues, 5/14-5/18

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 4 & 5; assign Ch. 6 & 7
  2. LOTF -  Elements of Style enrichment worksheet: group work; discuss & review w/class

HW:

  1. LOTF Ch. 6 & 7 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Wed/Fri, 5/19-5/21

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 6 & 7; assign Ch. 8 & 9
  2. LOTF - Freud's Psychology Activity: Id, Ego, SuperEgo - to be completed in groups TODAY

HW:

  1. LOTF - Ch. 8 & 9 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Mon/Wed, 5/24-5/26

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 8 & 9; assign Ch. 10 & 11
  2. LOTF - Integrated Components of Personality Activity Part I

HW:

  1. LOTF - Ch. 10 & 11 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Thurs/Tues, 5/27-6/1

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 10 & 11; assign Ch. 12
  2. Integrated Components of Personality Activity Parts II & III

HW:

  1. LOTF - Ch. 12 reading, Q's + dialectical journal - due next class

Wed/Fri, 6/2-6/4

  1. LOTF - discuss Ch. 12
  2. LOTF - Integrated Components of Personality Activity Part IV in groups
  3. LOTF - Prepare Part V in note form on your own for the Socratic Seminar next class

HW:

  1. LOTF - Integrated Components of Personality - prepare Part V in note form for Socratic Seminar - next class

 

LITERATURE STUDY:

Literature Study:

  • The Restoration & the 18th Century
  • Romantic & Victorian Eras: The Importance of Being Earnest, Poets, Things Fall Apart
  • The 20th Century: Lord of the Flies

IMPORTANT LINKS

Honors/Pre-IB English II Course Syllabus

Academic Honesty Agreement

Speaking & Listening Standards

Fall Vocabulary

Vocabulary Workshop Level F

Grammar Bytes - Coordination and Subordination

Grammar Bytes/YouTube - Coordination and Subordination

No Fear Shakespeare - Macbeth (Spark Notes)

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 7

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 8

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 9

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 10

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 11

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 12

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 13

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 14

Spring Vocabulary - Unit 15

Chinua Achebe Biography

Nigeria's Background: A Chronology of Events

Things Fall Apart Pronunciation Guide

The Atlantic: "An African Voice"

Lord of the Flies PDF