Syllabus 2015-16 (working edition)

2015-2016

This link takes you to google doc of the working syllabus for 2015-2016.

2014-2015 (ENG 10H)

(1) Aug 11:read short stories: Gordimer

(2) Aug 18: read short stories: Camus

(3) Aug 25: write short stories: path to empathy

LABOR DAY MON SEPT 1

(4) Sept 2/Tues: read short stories: Borges

(5) Sept 8: read short stories:

(6) Sept. 15 write short stories:

(7) Sept 22: Oedipus Rex

(8) Sept 29Oedipus Rex

(9) Oct 6:Oedipus Rex

FALL BRK FRI OCT 13

(10) Oct 14: Oedipus Rex

(11) Oct 20: Macbeth

(12) Oct 27: Macbeth

(13) Nov 3: Macbeth

FACULTY PROF DAY FRI NOV 7

(14) Nov 10: Macbeth

(15) Nov 17: A Doll’s House

THNKSGVNG

(16) Dec 1: A Doll’s House

(17) Dec 8: A Doll’s House

Dec  exams

SECOND SEMESTER

(1) Jan 5:

(2) Jan 12:

MLK JR DAY MON JAN 19

(3) Jan 20:

(4) Jan 26:

(5) Feb 2: The Kite Runner; PF–The Shahnameh

(6) Feb 9: The Kite Runner; PF–Hafez

PRESIDENTS’ DAY MON FEB 16

(7) Feb 17: The Kite Runner; PF–Rumi

(8) Feb 23: The Kite Runner; PF–mushaira

(9) Mar 2

SPRING BREAK MAR 7-15

(10) Mar 16

(11) Mar 23

(12) Mar 30

GOOD FRIDAY APR 3 EASTER MONDAY APR 6

(13) Apr 7:

(14) Apr 14:

(15) Apr 21

(16) Apr 28

(17) May 4

(18) (SR EXAMS) May 11:

US exams

 

———————-2013-2014 (ENG 10H)———————

Aug 12 short stories & poems

Aug 19 short stories & poems

Aug 26 short stories & poems

Sep 2 (Labor Day) Oedipus

Sep 9 Oedipus

Sep 16 Oedipus / poems / writing

Sep 23 writing / Macbeth

Sep 30 Macbeth

Oct 7 Macbeth / poems

Oct 14 (Fall Holiday) writing

Oct 21 writing

Oct 28 Antigone

Nov 4 Antigone / poems

Nov 11 A Doll’s House

Nov 18 A Doll’s House

Dec 2 poems

Dec 9 poems

Dec 16 Exams

Jan 6 short stories and poetry; exam review

Jan 13 short stories and poetry

Jan 20 (MLK Holiday) short stories and poetry

Jan 27 short stories and poetry

Feb 3 short stories and poetry

Feb 10 Kite Runner

Feb 17 (Presidents’ Day) Kite Runner

Feb 24 Kite Runner

Mar 3 Kite Runner

Mar 17 The Tempest

Mar 24 The Tempest

Mar 31 The Tempest

Apr 7  The Tempest

Apr 14 (Passover, Good Friday)

Apr 21 (Easter Monday) The Samurai’s Garden

Apr 28  The Samurai’s Garden

May 5 The Samurai’s Garden

May 12 (SR Exams)

May 19 US Exams

——————-2012-13 (ENG 10)——————————-

(1) Aug 13: secure books, introduce essential questions, study first vocab list, post (or submit) the first “regular writing,” read “War”

(2) Aug 20: discuss response to “War” questions; read “Torn Lace;” vocab lesson 2; register with TURNITIN; orientation to library research tools; define topic for essay that compares “War” and “Torn Lace”; writing conferences 1A (sentences)

(3) Aug 27: discuss responses to “Torn Lace;” question based on “War” and “Torn Lace;” “11-sentence” paragraph; writing conferences 1B (sentences)

(4) Sep 4: assessment of vocabulary lessons 1 & 2;

(5) Sep 10: original short stories due; vocab lesson 3; two more self-discovery short stories from World Literature (TBA)

(6) Sep 17: read more stories from WL; vocab lesson 4; start forming essay idea for your chosen story; story-groups present individuals’ working essay ideas

(7) Sep 24: complete draft of story essay; vocabulary assessment for Lessons 3 & 4;

(8) Oct 1: Garcia Marquez story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings;” stories as lesson-carriers, messenger-pigeons; writing conferences 2A (organization); start second original short story;

(9) Oct 8: conferences 2B (organization); continue second original short story

(10) Oct 15 fall holiday M, no seniors T&W; reflection

(11) Oct 22: vocab lesson 5; start reading Oedipus Rex; lesson 5 assessment; differences between a) prose fiction and drama b) Ancient Greek drama and modern drama

(12) Oct 29: Oedipus Rex; vocab lesson 6; experiencing empathy

(13) Nov 5: Oedipus Rex; lesson 5/6 assessment

(14) Nov 12: Oedipus Rex; final writing; film version

THKSGVG

(15) Nov 26: lesson 5/6 vocab assessment; personal writing–e.g., wise person

(16) Dec 3

(17) Dec 10

Dec 17 exams

(1) Jan 7: introduce words for Vocab Lesson 7; “I’m Nobody;” “We Real Cool;”  introduce metaphor, sound and imagery in poems; “Favorite Poem Project;” start writing original poem; “Those Winter Sundays”

(2) Jan 14: poems with connection to Dr. King; Vocab Lesson 7; imagery, metaphor and sound

(3) Jan 21 (MLK Mon): The Kite Runner (1-100); KR character exposition and development; vocab Lesson 8; start KR notebook file–for regular reading entries

(4) Jan 28: The Kite Runner (101-213); KR setting (time and place, present and historical); first original KR poem exercise (cf. sample PDF on this blog’s “Raw Materials” page)

(5) Feb 4: The Kite Runner (214-310);

(6) Feb 11: The Kite Runner (311-361);

(7) Feb 18 (Pres Day Mon): Night

(8) Feb 25: Night; vocab assessment Lesson 7; finish Kite Runner film

SPRG BRK

(9) Mar 11: finish Night; writing conferences (3A); 

(10) Mar 18: In the Time of the Butterflies; writing conferences (3B)

(11) Mar 25 (Gd Fri the 29th): In the Time of the Butterflies

(12) Apr 1 (Easter Mon): In the Time of the Butterflies

(13) Apr 7: In the Time of the Butterflies

(14) Apr 15: Julius Caesar

(15) Apr 22: Julius Caesar

(16) Apr 29: Julius Caesar

(17) May 6: Julius Caesar

(18) May 13 Sr exams

May 20 US exams

 

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