English II PreAP First Nine Weeks Syllabus

Key:         A=Literature Analysis               R=read    W=Composition/written work    G=grammar            

Day

H.W. Due

Class Agenda

Bring To Class

H.W. Assigned

Objectives

1

8/13

Summer Reading Assignment

Introduction to Course

Approaches to AP Timed-Writing skills

 

Study for Summer Reading Exam,

R= Goodwin, “From Father, With Love”

R= pp. 1-7 in Eng II Survival Guide

W4, W9, W27, W31

2

8/17

Study for Sum. Rdg. Ex.

R= Goodwin

R= 1-7 in Eng. 2 Survival Guide

Summer Reading Exam

Goodwin, “From Father, With Love”

“From Father, with Love”

G=Pr & Pa Part. Ph., Adv Sub. Cl.

(Deg. 138/142-3 3rd. Ed.)

R=Grendel’s first attack (pp. 26-27)

W9, W15, W16, W28, W29, W30, W31, W32, R40, R, 42, R44, R45, R47, R54, R60, LS1

3

8/19

G=Pr & Pa Part. Ph.,

Adv Sub. Cl./R=Grendel

Sent. Comb., Pr & Pa Part. Phr. & Adv. Sub. Cl.

Style & Theme: Grendel

Degen , Beowulf

R= Unferth and Beowulf, Ll. 500-606, pp. 39-42.

W=revise “hall” exp.

R=29-35 in Eng. 2 Survival Guide

 

G15, G16, G21, R19, R29, R34, R40, R42, R45,LS1

4

8/23

R= Unferth and Beowulf,

R= 29-35 in Eng 2 Survival Guide

 

Anaphora and Polysyn. ex.

Unferth and Beowulf

Sam on “Tales”

Beowulf, Sam, “Tales”

R=Gandalf and Frodo

R=Hrothgar on Dangers of Pride, (pp. 76-7, ll.1698-1739)

G=Ger. Ph., Adj sub cl. (Degen, 139, 144)

G40, R29, R32, R34, R38, R40, R42, R45, LS2, W19, W20, W22

5

8/25

W=revision “hall” exp. (Major Grade)

R=Gandalf and Frodo R=Hrothgar

G=Ger. Ph., Adj sub cl. (Degen, 139, 144)

Ger. Phr, Adj. Sub

Gandalf and Frodo

Hrothgar on Dangers of Power

Degen, Beowulf, Gandalf and Frodo

W=Frodo & Gandalf Exp.

 

G18, G22, W35, W37, G47, R10, R29, R38, R41, R42, R43, R44, R45, R47, R49, R53, R65, R66, R82, LS2, W28, W9, W30, W31, W32

6

8/27

W=Frodo & Gandalf Exp. ¶

Style=Theme

Polysyndeton, Asyndeton, Anidiplosis and Epistrophe

Faramir, Boromir, Denethor

Faramir, Boromir, Denethor

W=Faramir, Boromir, Denethor Exp. ¶ & Introduction

W15, W21, W24, W28, W29, W30, W31, W32, G39, G40, G41, G42, R13, R19, R21, R29, R40, R41, R42, R43, R66, VR1,LS2

7

8/31

W=Faramir, Boromir, Denethor Exp. ¶ & Introduction

Showing/Elaboration: Gollum and Sam

Polysyndeton, Asyndeton and Epistrophe

Gollum and Smeagol

Smeagol/Gollum

R= 7-10, 12-14, Eng II Survival Guide

W= Gollum/Smeagol Exp ¶ & Conclusion

VR1, W8 W28, W29, W30, W31, W31, W32, G39, G40, R10, R31, R34, R40, R65, R66, LS2

8

9/2

W= Gollum/Smeagol Exp ¶ & Conclusion

Intro to Aristotle’s Rhetoric

Anadiplosis and Epistrophe

Aragorn

Aragorn’s speech from the black gate

R=Mists, Arthur…Excalibur

R79, R82, LS2, R66, R65, R47, R40, R42, R29, R38, R34, G41, G39

9

9/7

R=Mists, Arthur…Excalibur

Transition Practice

Mists of Avalon Rhetorical Analysis

Mists: Excalibur

R=Mists, Gwenhwyfar

R32, G5, G16, G19, G20, G22, G40, G41, G42, R34, R36, R41, R42, R45, R49, R65, R66, R79, R80, R81, R82, LS1, LS2

10

9/9

R=Mists, Gwenhwyfar

 

Mists of Avalon Rhetorical Analysis

Mists: Gwen

R= 10-12/ 24-26 Eng 2 Survival Guide

R= Chaucer, pp. 1-6 (stop at Nun)

G13, G16, G17, G19, G20, G21, G22, G37, R34, R36, R41, R42, R45, R49, R52, R65, R66, R79, R80, R81, R82, LS1, LS2

11

9/13

R= 10-12/ 24-26 Eng 2 Survival Guide

R= Chaucer, pp. 1-6 (stop at Nun)

Introduction to Comedy

Close Reading: Knight from “Prologue”

Chaucer

R= Chaucer, 6-26

W= Introduction + Topic Sentences practice

G19, R12, R25, R36, R40, R41, R42, R44, R45, R47, R60, LS2

12

9/15

R= Chaucer, 6-26

W= Thesis + Topic Sentence practice

Close Reading: Ecclesiastical Characters from “Prologue”

Chaucer

Finalize selections for Note Cards for Independent Literature Project

G16, G19, G20, R72, R75, R77, R82, R58, R59, R47, R45, R44, R43, R42, R41, R54, R56, R51, LS2

13

9/17

Note Cards for I.L.P.

Close Reading: Ecclesiastical Characters Cont.

Timed Writing Practice: Parson from “Prologue”

Chaucer

G= Inf Phr., 145-147, Abs. Phr., 143

R= Chaucer, “Knight’s Tale,” 26-86

W=Knights Tale Introduction + Conclusion

G16, G19, G20, R72, R75, R77, R82, R58, R59, R47, R45, R44, R43, R42, R41, R54, R56, R51, LS2

14

9/21

G= Inf Phr., 145-147, Abs. Phr., 143

R= Chaucer, “Knight’s Tale,” 26-86

W=Knight’s Tale Intr. & Concl.

Sentence Combining: Inf. And Abs. Phrase

Close Reading: Chaucer’s “Knight’s Tale”

Chaucer

 

G17, G19, R35, R38, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66,LS2

15

9/23

 

Close Reading: Chaucer’s “Knight’s Tale”

Chaucer

R=Chaucer 86-106

R35, R38, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66,LS2

16

9/27

R=Chaucer 86-106

Close Reading: “Knight’s Tale”/”Miller’s Tale”

Chaucer

W=Thesis, Expository ¶ on Knight and Miller + Topic Sentences

R= Chaucer 258-292

R35, R38, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66, R79, R80, R81, R82, LS2

17

9/29

W= Thesis, Expository ¶ on Knight and Miller + Topic Sentences

R= Chaucer 258-292

Close Reading: Wife of Bath’s Tale

Chaucer

 

R35, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66,LS2

18

10/1

 

Close Reading: Wife of Bath’s Tale

Chaucer

R=”Lady Ragnell”

R35, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66,LS2

19

10/5

R=”Lady Ragnell”

Close Reading Comparison:Lady Ragnell/Wife of Bath’s Tale

Chaucer/Lady Ragnell (on website)

Expository ¶ “Lady Ragnell” and “Wife of Bath’s Tale”

R35, R38, R40, R41, R42, R45, R47, R49, R54, R58, R60, R65, R66,LS2

20

10/7

 

Timed Writing: Queen Elizabeth speech (1992 Language Exam)

 

R=Shakespeare’s sonnets 55 and 65

W6, W9, W10, W14, W27, W28, W29, W30, W31, W32, W33, W34, R40, R41, R42, R45, R65, R66