8/4-8/5 The Great Gatsby Test. Academic Writing Notes.
8/8-8/12 Finish Academic Writing Notes - quiz on Wednesday, 8/10. Tuesday - prep for Gatsby group presentations. Wednesday - Friday - group presentations of Gatsby discussion.
8/15-8/19 Monday & Tuesday = Finish The Great Gatsby discussion. Wednesday - Notes on syntax and begin Language Unit with analysis of Momaday/Brown text. Thursday - finish Momaday. HW: Read and annotate The Boxman. Friday - begin in class analysis of The Boxman.
8/22-8/26 Finish discussion of TBM, discuss Naylor and Guilbault essays, discuss Mairs "I Am a Cripple" Analyze Lit Analysis prompt - Okefenokee Swamp and Galapagos Islands Powerful Word Essay due Monday, August 29.
8/29 - 9/2 TW #1 - Literary Analysis on Tuesday, August 30. Argument/Persuasion Notes MLK Periodic Paragraph
9/12-9/16 Gettysburg Address, Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty speech, "On Compassion" Barbara Ascher, HWP: Henry Speech, practice multiple choice. TW #2 -Tuesday, September 20.
9/19-9/23 TW prep, TW #2, practice multiple choice.
9/26-9/30 Begin Argument - Kennan and Ignatieff questions. Begin Satire - The Cat Bill, Mike Royko, Molly Ivins.
10/3-10/6 TW #3 - Satirical Analysis; SNL Will Ferrell skits.
10/17-10/21 "Let Teenagers Try Adulthood" Leon Botstein, TED Talks - Ken Robinson, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read" Francine Prose.
10/24-10/28 "A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin, "Me Talk Pretty" David Sedaris (print from website).
10/31-11/4 TW #4 - Open Argument, "This is Water" David Foster Wallace (print from website).
11/7-11/10 Discussion - This is Water, Meditation Upon a Broomstick, Design A School Presentations
11/14-11/17 TW: Argument; "The Ugly Truth About Beauty" Dave Barry; "The Adrognynous Man" Noel Perrin.
11/21-11/23 "The Speech of Miss Polly Baker" Benjamin Franklin, "Professions for Women" Virginia Woolf, Gender Visuals Presentations
11/28-12/2 Ted Talks - Geena Rocero, Colin Stokes, Tony Porter, Michael Kimmel, Jenna McCarthy, Verna Myers, Meghan Ramsey Texts - Being a Man Paul Theroux; Just Walk On By Brent Staples; I Want a Wife Judy Brady
12/5-12/9 We Do Abortions - Sally Tisdale HWP - Due Friday Gender Essay - Due Tuesday, December 13.
1/9-1/13 Synthesis Question - Violent Images & Monuments. TW: Friday, 1/13 Begin Sports Unit Tuesday, 1/17
1/17-1/20 Registration materials, debrief timed write, begin sports unit. Texts: Editorial & Grantland Rice's The Four Horsemen.
1/23-1/27 "The Cruelest Sport" Joyce Carol Oates; "The Proper Place for Sports" Theodore Roosevelt; TW - Synthesis; MC Practice
1/30-2/3 MC Practice; TW - Argument(Wednesday); "Saga of O.J. Still Alters Our Lives" Mitch Albom Mini-Debates begin Thursday, 2/9
2/6-2/10 Mitch Albom essay; Mini-Debates 2/9; Quiz on Albom essay Friday, 2/10. TW: Argument 2/14
2/13-2/17 Synthesis Question - Pay for College Athletes; Kris Vervaecke Story; Mini-Debates.
2/20-2/22 Finish Synthesis Question; Charles Lamb Letter; Mini-Debates #3 Next TW - Thursday, March 2.
2/27-3/3 Letters & Historical Paradigms - Lamb Letter and Lady Montague Letter ACT Test - Tuesday TW: Thursday
3/27-3/31 Synthesis Practice - Supermajority Juries; Worth of a College Education; Writer's Workshop TW: Tuesday, April 4