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

Mon, 10/25

  1. Grammar - Subordination & Coordination Packet - use class time to complete
  2. Study Hall - work on "The Knight's Tale" or Vocabulary Unit #9 (SAT List #3)

HW:

  1. "The Knight's Tale" reading & Q's - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #9 (SAT List #3) - Fri, 10/29
  3. Grammar - Subordination & Coordination Packet - due Mon, 11/1

Wed, 10/27

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Check-in - work in groups or individually - check definitions and do a couple of activities on Vocabtest.com
  3. Discuss "The Knight's Tale" Q's
  4. Writer's Workshop - Intro: Argument Essay 

HW:

  1. Thesis statement (claim) & topic sentences (sub-claims), including counterclaim  - due Mon, 11/1
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #9 (SAT List #3) - next class
  3. Grammar -  Subordination & Coordination Packet - due Mon, 11/1

Fri, 10/29

  1. Vocabulary Quiz # 9 (SAT List #3)
  2. Halloween activities
  3. Wellness Visit w/Counselors (11:45-12:15)
  4. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Argument essay claim, sub-claims and counterclaim - due Mon, 11/1
  2. Grammar - Subordination & Coordination Packet - due Mon, 11/1

PAST AGENDAS

Wed, 8/18

  1. Welcome/Introduction
  2. Visit Website 
  3. One-pager & name cards

HW:

  1. Complete one-pager
  2. Join Remind, Turnitin.com, Google Classroom

Thurs, 8/19

  1. Post one-pager 
  2. Syllabus, Academic Honesty, Speaking & Listening Standards, Class Expectations

HW:

  1. Signatures

Fri, 8/20

  1. Plagiarism Lesson
  2. Assign Socratic Seminar Q's

HW:

  1. Signatures
  2. Study for The Fellowship of the Ring test

Mon, 8/23

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring test

HW:

  1. Beowulf  Test - next class
  2. Signatures for syllabus & academic honesty - due Fri, 8/27

Wed, 8/25

  1. Beowulf Test (45 min)
  2. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) & Outside Reading Book (ORB) Introduction - choosing a book you love
  3. Journaling Introduction - be creative & have fun
  4. Vocabulary Introduction - where to find material, expectations, quizzes
  5. Student Support

HW:

  1. Signatures - due next class
  2. ID for books - due next class
  3. Get a journal (or take a free one from the classroom) - due Wed, 9/1
  4. Bring novels & hard copy of Socratic Seminar Q's - due next class

Fri, 8/27

  1. Library Visit - check out British Literature textbook; find a book you love
  2. Socratic Seminar 

HW:

  1. Cover textbook - due next class
  2. Brainstorm common theme ideas - due next class
  3. Bring ORB book to class - due Wed, 9/1
  4. Vocabulary Quiz #1 (Latin Prefixes List #1) - Fri, 9/3

Mon, 8/30

  1. Writer's Workshop: What is theme?  Writing a thematic thesis statement
  2. Did you remember to cover your Brit. Lit. textbook?

HW:

  1. ORB books - bring to class - due next class
  2. Thematic statement - due next class
  3. Bring FOTR & Beowulf - next class

Wed, 9/1

  1. ORB books - check off books for points
  2. Journals - Journal Entry #1
  3. Writer's Workshop: thematic essay overview, MLA format, introduction paragraph, quote search
  4. Vocabulary - share prefix definitions and word searches in groups
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. 6 quotes for thematic essay - due Fri, 9/10
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #1 (Latin Prefixes List #1) - next class

Fri, 9/3

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #1 (Latin Prefixes List #1)
  3. Vocabulary - Prefix List #2 - look up definitions & words in groups
  4. Writer's Workshop - body paragraphs, quote integration
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #2 (Latin Prefixes List #2) - Wed, 9/8
  2. 6 quotes for thematic essay - due Fri, 9/10

Wed, 9/8

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #2 (Latin Prefix List #2)
  2. Writer's Workshop: Conclusions

HW:

  1. Bring your thematic statement & 6 quotes for the in-class essay - next class

Fri, 9/10

  1. In-class essay
  2. STAR Renaissance Test 
  3. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #3 (Latin Prefixes List #3) - next class (Wed, 9/15)

Wed, 9/15

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #3 (Latin Prefix List #3)
  2. Handout: "Alliteration, Kennings & Caesura"
  3. Assign "The Anglo-Saxons: The Emerging Period" reading in textbook pp. 2-11
  4. Film: The Fellowship of the Ring
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Read "Alliteration, Kennings & Caesura" + "The Anglo-Saxons: The Emerging Period" - quiz Mon, 9/20
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #5 (Latin Roots List #2) - Fri, 9/24

Fri, 9/17

  1. Film: The Fellowship of the Ring 
  2. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Read "Alliteration, Kennings & Caesura" + "The Anglo-Saxons: The Emerging Period" - quiz Mon, 9/20
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #3 (Latin Prefixes List #4) - Fri, 9/24

Mon, 9/20

  1. Anglo-Saxon & Poetry Terms Quiz
  2. Movie vs. Book Write-Up DUE

HW:

  1. Read "The Wanderer" & "The Seafarer" pp. 42-51 in your Brit. Lit. textbook - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #4 (Latin Roots List #1) - Fri, 9/24

Wed, 9/22

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary - group check-in: compare definitions and share words
  3. Group Work - "The Wanderer" & "The Seafarer" Q's handout
  4. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #4 (Latin Roots List #1) - next class
  2. Group Work Q's - due next class

Fri, 9/24

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #4 (Latin Roots List #1)
  3. Discuss Group Questions on "The Wanderer" & "The Seafarer"

HW:

  1. Read the "Anglo-Saxon Riddles" pp. 52-53; answer #1-8 Q's - due Wed, 9/29

Mon, 9/27

  1. Grammar - Modifiers Packet - introduce and work in in class

HW:

  1. Read "Anglo-Saxon Riddles" #32, #33, & #47 in your Brit. Lit. textbook pp. 52-53 & do the Q's #1-8 p. 53 - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #5 (Latin Roots List #2) - Fri, 10/1
  3. Grammar Modifiers Packet - due Mon, 10/4

Wed, 9/29

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary - group check-in: compare definitions and share words
  3. Discuss Anglo-Saxon Riddle Q's
  4. Original Riddle - work w/a partner to create an original Anglo-Saxon riddle
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Vocabulary Quiz #5 (Latin Roots List #2) - next class
  2. Grammar - Modifiers Packet - due Mon, 10/4

Fri, 10/1

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #5 (Latin Roots List #2)
  3. Assign "The Middle Ages" reading in your Brit. Lit. textbook pp. 68-76
  4. Partner Work - original Anglo-Saxon Riddle - finish today
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Grammar - Modifiers Packet - due Mon, 10/4
  2. "The Middle Ages" pp. 68-76 Quiz - Mon, 10/4
  3. Original Anglo-Saxon Riddle - due Wed, 10/6

Mon, 10/4

  1. Middle Ages Quiz
  2. Grammar - correct Modifiers Packet 

HW:

  1. Modifiers Quiz - next class
  2. Original Anglo-Saxon Riddle - due next class
  3. Vocabulary Quiz #6 (Latin Roots List #3) - Fri, 10/8

Wed, 10/6

  1. Journals
  2. Modifiers Quiz
  3. Vocabulary Group Check-in
  4.  Share Original Anglo-Saxon Riddles
  5. Middle Ages - 2 videos
  6. Assign "The Three Ravens" & "Lord Randall" reading & Q's
  7. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. "The Three Ravens" & "Lord Randall" reading & Q's - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #6 (Latin Roots List #3) - next class

Fri, 10/1

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #6 (Latin Roots List #3)
  3. Discuss "The Three Ravens" & "Lord Randall" Q's
  4. Geoffrey Chaucer - introduction PPT; assign pp. 84-87 + 1st half of The Canterbury Tales Prologue + Q's in Brit. Lit. text
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. The Canterbury Tales Prologue - first half (pp. 89-98, Line 420)  + any Q's from #1-11p. 108 you can do from the 1st half - due Mon, 10/11

Mon, 10/11

  1. Grammar - Parallel Struture Packet 
  2. Vocabulary - SAT units - info & resources
  3. Assign The Canterbury Tales Prologue  pp. 98-108 + Q's #1-11 p. 108

HW:

  1. The Canterbury Tales Prologue  pp. 98-108 + Q's #1-11 p. 108 - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #7 (SAT List #1) - Fri, 10/15
  3. Grammar - Parallel Structure Packet - due Mon, 10/18

Wed, 10/13

  1. Journals
  2. Discuss The Canterbury Tales Prologue Q's; assign "The Nun's Priest's Tale" pp. 110-121 + Q's #1-8 p. 121
  3. Assign Original Pilgrim Prologue poem - introduce + group work time
  4. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. "The Nun's Priest's Tale" pp. 110-121 + Q's #1-8 p. 121 - due next class
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #7 (SAT List #1) - next class

Fri, 10/15

  1. Journals
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #7 (SAT List #1)
  3. Discuss "The Nun's Priest's Tale" Q's; assign "The Pardoner's Tale" pp. 122-129 + Q's #1-11pp. 130-131
  4. Original Pilgrim Prologue - work time in groups
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Grammar - Parallel Structure Packet - due next class (Mon, 10/18)
  2. "The Pardoner's Tale" pp. 122-129 + Q's #1-11pp. 130-131 - due Wed, 10/20

Mon, 10/18

  1. Grammar - correct Parallel Struture Packet 
  2. Discuss "The Pardoner's Tale" Q's; assign "The Knight's Tale"

HW:

  1. Grammar - Parallel Structure Quiz - next class
  2. Original Pilgrim Prologue Poem- due Fri, 10/22
  3. Vocabulary Quiz #8 (SAT List #2) - Fri, 10/22
  4. "The Knight's Tale" reading & Q's - due Wed, 10/27

Wed, 10/20

  1. Journals
  2. Parallel Structure Quiz
  3. ASB Homeroom Visit
  4. Original Pilgrim Prologue Poem  - partner/group work time
  5. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. Original Pilgrim Prologue Poem- due Fri, 10/22
  2. Vocabulary Quiz #8 (SAT List #2) - Fri, 10/22
  3. "The Knight's Tale" reading & Q's - due Wed, 10/27

Fri, 10/22

  1. Vocabulary Quiz # (SAT List #2)
  2. Present Original Pilgrim Prologue Poems
  3. Wellness Visit w/Counselors
  4. SSR & Student Support

HW:

  1. "The Knight's Tale" reading & Q's - due Wed, 10/27

 

LITERATURE STUDY:

Literature Study:

  • Beowulf & The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Anglo-Saxon Poems & Riddles
  • The Middle Ages Ballads & The Canterbury Tales

IMPORTANT LINKS

English II Honors/Pre-IB Course Syllabus 2021-2022

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