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Welcome to the 2017-2018 Academic School Year!

A blue or black pen is a MUST for Creative Writing.
Thank you!

Creative Writing Class Work & Homework Assignments Page

This website not only contains all your class work and homework assignments, but also includes all the handouts and resources you will need for a successful year.  Of course, you should never hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or problems you have, as it is my goal to ensure that you have a challenging and productive year. 
Simply email me through my direct email address, or via the Contact Me tab.

Classroom Goals and Expectations 

Remind 101

"Unwritten" Group Analysis

Writer's Oath 

"I am..." Poem 

Wks 2/5/18-2/12/18  "I am..." Poem: This will count as your first formal assignment.
Due Dates:
Rough Draft due Mon., 2/12/18; Final Copy due Fri., 2/16/18

Use the Description of Me handout and your visual images as inspiration to compose your "I am..." poem. Be sure to thoroughly read the guidelines on the "I am..." handout for important information.

"I am..." Poem Rubric: read the rubric for guidelines on how you will be assessed.

Pink Sheet (Peer Editing) and Blue Sheet (Rubric - These WILL Vary)

Description of Me; Coat of Arms 

Writing Territories; Circle the Wagons 

Writer's Notebook; Portfolio Explanation 

Poem of Possibilities 

Please do not go ahead as occasionally assignments and dates are subject to change. Thank you!

Memoir

Multi-Genre Research Project 

Multi Genre Research Project Components and Samples

Monologue 

Imagist Poem

Final Portfolio

DO NOT CONTINUE BEYOND THIS LINE, AS ASSIGNMENTS MAY CHANGE FROM SEMESTER TO SEMESTER...      
THANK YOU!  :)

Satire and Parody

Poetry

Navigating the Page: Assignments are an ascending chronological order.
(In other words, oldest assignments are at the top, so be sure to scroll down to find the most current class work and homework assignments.)

Class Work and Homework Assignments
Handouts for Uploading and Printing
Monday 1/29/18 - Introduction to Course 
Here are the Classroom Goals and Expectations.  After you and your Parent(s)/Guardian(s) have read them, please sign and return only the bottom portion of your sheet.  
This will count as a HW grade.  The top portion of the sheet is for you to keep and refer to throughout the year. Keep it handy. 
Due Fri. 2/2/18 - Please note that your marble notebook and the two-pocket folders are also due Friday.  :)
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Remind 101 Sign-Up No later than Fri., 2/2/18: Enter Code for your specific class. If you do not get a text back from Carota, I did not receive your request. SEE ME. THIS is MANDATORY. 
QUIZ GRADE​ Due Friday, 2/2/18
Remind Instructions/Code - BE SURE you use YOUR CLASS CODE.
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Wks. 1/29/18 - "Unwritten" group analysis
In class, work in groups to analyze lyrics, search for literary devices, and informally present findings. Remember to delve deeply into the author's purpose. What is the author attempting to convey and how are they communicating this information. In other words, what tools is the author using to convey their message.
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The Writer's Oath is a pledge I ask all students to take before we begin our creative writing journey together.
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Have a peer responder complete "pink" sheet and provide specific feedback that you will then use to edit and tweak your original piece before handing in your assignment.
As the writer, use the "blue" sheet as a guideline in composing your assignment; before handing in be sure to complete the two statements at the bottom of the page, as well as giving yourself a number grade.
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Wks 9/18/17-9/25/17: - Interview and Coat of Arms
Using the Description of Me handout, begin work on your partner's interview and coat of arms.  

Remember, your coat of arms must include
  • your partner's first and last name
  • at least FOUR images that visually represent your partner
  • a motto or credo (statement of personal belief; a.k.a. your "words to love by")
  • your first and last name on the back
Interview should be at least one typed or handwritten page that includes a summary of your findings on your partner. 


Rough Draft Due Tues. 2/27/18
Final Copy Description of Me and Coat of Arms Due Fri. 3/2/18






​We will not be doing presentations: 
Description of Me and Coat of Arms Presentations begin Monday. Remember author's purpose: what are you expecting your listeners to gain from your words, and how will you effectively and creatively convey these ideas?
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Writing Territories / Circle the Wagons
Writing Territories – Each Friday, a.k.a. Free Write Friday, you will have the opportunity to explore a writing prompt of your own creation.  This may pose a question or two: What will I write about?  Where do I start?  What topics are okay to write about?  You will find the answer to these questions through the development of what we will refer to as writing territories.  Explore your own writing territories using Ms. Carota’s My Writing Territories handout as a guideline.  These territories will come in handy, especially on Free Write Fridays.

Circle the Wagons - Each Friday you will have the opportunity to share your writing with your peers.  This will be an chance for you to share work and receive constructive feedback for future editing and revision.  The Circle the Wagons Response Guidelines provide helpful hints on how to effectively participate..
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Wk. of 1/29/18
The What is a Writer’s Notebook and the Creative Writing Portfolio handouts define each component and its role in the course.  Anticipate collection of your Writer’s Notebook (Writing Prompts), as well as the completion of a Writer’s Portfolio upon completion of the course.  
NOTE: The portfolio is your final semester project.
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Wks. of 2/26/18 - 3/5/18 Poem of Possibilities

Annotate John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player"
ThePrewriting Questions, Ex-Basketball Player, and TP-CASTT handouts will help you explore and prepare for the Poem of Possibilities assignment.  You will compose a poem in which you explore who you have become five years into the future.  The poem should be at least twelve lines and can be in any style: free verse, sonnet, etc.
Pleasemake sure you print two copies of your poem, as one copy will be mailed to you five years from now.
DUE DATES:
Rough draft Due Wed., 10/18/17
Final Copy Due Mon., 10/23/17 - Must be in MLA format: proper heading, typed, double-spaced, 12 pt font (with pink & blue sheets included)
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Wk. 10/23/17-13/30/17 Memoir
Begin memoir unit: choose a specific event or moment in your life and fully explore it to compose your own memoir.  We will explore memoir samples and brainstorm ideas as you create your own story. 
Rough Draft Due Thurs., 11/9/17 
Final Copy Due Wed. 11/15/17 - should be typed; double-spaced; 12 pt. font; (with pink & Memoir blue sheets)
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11/13/17 - 11/30/17 Multi-Genre Project
Begin multi-genre research project: choose a topic

Create a multi-genre research project, which will include a reflective, creative writing, visual, and an informational research component*.  

​*Your informational research component is a fact-based research paper that MUST use a minimum of four sources, have a thesis statement, and include a works cited page.

Upon completion of the above four categories, you will compose a rationale page that will discuss your reasons for choosing each of the four categories. Lastly, you will compose a Letter to the Reader; this letter will introduce your project to your reader and must be completed after all other components are completed; it will discuss your journey through this paper and what you hope the reader will come to understand after reading your project.

A student sample of Process Grade 1 is to the right, as well as samples of the Reflective, Creative Writing, and Informational Research components. There is also a Letter to the Reader sample and Works Cited samples.

Process grades will be collected throughout the multi-genre process.

Research informational research portion of your paper in library for five/six days.  Your paper MUST include a minimum of four sources.  You must use in-text citation and include a works cited page for this category of your multi-genre paper.

The remaining categories (reflective, creative writing, and visual) can be worked on only after the informational research portion of your multi-genre paper is completed. I have included some student samples for inspiration.

Process Grade #1: Due Thurs., 11/16/17: rough draft topic, writing choices for each category, and mini-rationale
Process Grade #2: Due Tues., 11/21/17: four completed library colored source logs 
Process Grade #3: Due Tues., 11/28/17: works cited page with a minimum of four sources 

​Final Multi-Genre Paper REVISED DUE DATE: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 (Was Due Thurs., 11/30/17) should be typed ; double-spaced ; 12 pt. font (with the exception of certain visual components, etc.) ; MUST include works cited page with a minimum of four sources. 
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Category #1
​Reflective Sample: letter to society
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Category #2
​​Creative Writing Samples: wanted poster
Category #2
​​Creative Writing Samples: recipe
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Category #4
​Informational Research Sample: cosmetic testing on animals

Works Cited Sample
​(Process Grade #3)
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Letter to the Reader: Introduces your multi genre project to the reader.
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Rationale: This component is similar to Process Grade #1, except NOW you will more fully flesh out your reasons for choosing the categories and research topic you chose. Again, now that you have done each component of the project, you have a more well-rounded idea of why you did what you did. For the research paper, I no longer need an outline of the paper, but the reasons why you chose the topic for research that you did.
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Wks. 12/4/17-12/18/17 Monologue
Begin monologue unit: Review monologue and soliloquy definitions and look at samples.  Use the samples and our analysis and discussions to compose monologues for the Theater class. You may compose your monologue anonymously if you feel more comfortable, but I strongly encourage you to share your thoughts without reserve.  Enjoy! 
Rough draft Due Mon. 12/18/17
(2 copies) Final Copy Due Fri. 12/22/17: 
typed, double-spaced, and 12 pt. font  
​(with pink & blue sheets) one with name for grading and one, if you choose, without, to submit to my theater class anonymously
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Compose a poem using the Imagist handout and in-class sample poems as models. You can create a poem using an image as inspiration to create a sensory poem, OR use an image to create a riddle poem. Pay special attention to "The Toaster" and "The Apartment" on the imagist poem exercise sheet to the right for great samples of riddle poems. Either way, an image must accompany your poem. 
Final Copy Due Day. Thur. 1/4/18
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Wks 1/2/18 - end of semester (As ALWAYS, you will have PLENTY of in-class time to plan your portfolio)
Begin final portfolio unit:  Review all previously submitted pieces for consideration into portfolio.  Your portfolio is the equivalent of your final exam in this course.  It MUST include the following:
THREE (2) previously submitted AND REVISED pieces (preferably of two or more different genres)
ONE (1) NEW piece (any genre)
Cover letter to reader, addressed Dear Reader
Final Portfolio Due Friday, January 12, 2018. MUST be submitted using MLA 8 format: typed; double-spaced ; 12 pt. font, with proper MLA 8 heading.
TIME MANAGEMENT is CRUCIAL, as late submission is NOT AN OPTION! Thank you!
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Sample Letter to the Reader for Final Portfolio
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Wks 5/23/16 - 5/30/16 - Satire and Parody
Begin satire/parody  unit: Watch Shrek film clip and discuss elements of fairy tales.  Discuss satire and parody using definitions and examples, such as "Why I Hate Literature and You Should Too", "FDA Approves Salmonella", and Charlie Sheen article. Students will listen to excerpts of and then later peruse A Wolf's Story, or The Other Side of the Story, and/or watch YouTube videos, such as Weird Al's "Fat" (a parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad") and/or his "Word Crimes", which is not only a parody of a popular song, but also a satire on the public's poor use of grammar.  Use these short film clips and excerpts as models, as well as our analysis, to compose your own satire OR parody piece. 

Rough Draft Due Fri. 5/27/16
Final Copy Due Tues. 6/1/16 - should be typed ; 
double-spaced ; 12 pt. font ; (with pink & blue sheets)
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Wks. of 12/10/15-12/14/15
Begin poetry unit: review elements of poetry and examine various poetry styles.  Read and listen to poetry samples and use these models and our analysis and discussion to compose your own poems. 

Choose one OR the other.

​Compose your own "These I Have Loved..." using the attachment as a model.

Rough Draft Due Day. Mon. 12/21/15
Final Copy Due Day. Wed. 12/23/15


Compose a poem using the Imagist handout and sample poems as models
Rough Draft Due Day. Mon. 12/21/15
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IMPORTANT: English 10H Midterm:
Friday, January 27th in East Gym (new gym) from 8:00AM-10:00AM 
Please bring a pen AND a pencil for the exam. Good luck! 

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 Academic School Year!

IMPORTANT: English 10 Midterm; Be sure to alert Carota if you have conflicts.
Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:00-10:00AM - Location TBA

NO SPIRAL OR MARBLE NOTEBOOKS, PLEASE! OUR CLASS REQUIRES A THREE-RING BINDER.  
A blue or black pen is a MUST in Ms. Carota's class.
We RARELY use a pencil, but please have a few available for Scantrons. 
Thank you!
Homework and Class Work Assignments                           Handouts for Uploading and Printing
Wk. of 9/19/16: Continue literary devices review. Be sure to continue studying your literary devices handout. These devices are crucial to your understanding and analysis of the literary works we will explore.
9/23/16: Wrapped up literary devices analysis: we discussed clear, concise, concrete responses, importance of historical context, and making use of all resources when exploring text. Expect assessments Monday or Tuesday the week of 9/26/16.
9/29/16: Literary devices quiz tomorrow. Also, Rough draft of literary devices mini poster due.

10/6/16: We will wrap up our discussion of "Fate" tomorrow, focusing on specific literary devices in the poem and their purpose. Be prepared for a quiz!

Literal vs. Figurative

10/14/16: Begin our first literary work: "The Monkey's Paw". You are expected to thoughtfully annotate text, making insightful comments, as well as posing questions, and adding unknown word definitions, etc.
10/20/16We continue our exploration of W. W. Jacobs short story "The Monkey's Paw"; read up to bottom of pg. 51, continuing to explore literary devices, as well as how the author's use of diction impacts our understanding of the text. Today's discussion focused on how suspense is developed on pp. 49-51. Be sure you are familiarizing yourself with the author's use of vocabulary, making use of the definitions found at the bottoms of pages.

10/25/16: Annotating specifically for strong foreshadowing examples in preparation for text analysis essay. 

"The Monkey's Paw" Literary Analysis Essay

10/31/16: 1. Rough draft of literary analysis essay due tomorrow, Tues., Nov. 1st for writing stations activity; 2. "The Monkey's Paw" unit exam on Wed., Nov. 2nd.; 3. Literary analysis essay final copy due Friday, Nov. 4th. See Carota for extra help if necessary. Check assignment and tips from Oct. 25th for details.

11/1/16: 1."The Monkey's Paw" unit exam on Wed., Nov. 2nd.; 2. Literary analysis essay final copy due Friday, Nov. 4th. See Carota for extra help if necessary. Check assignment and tips from Oct. 25th for details. BRING IN ROUGH DRAFT TOMORROW, 11/2/16

"The Monkey's Paw" Plot Summary Diagram

Macbeth

11/21/16:  REVISED DATE: Literary devices test tomorrow, TUESDAY, Nov. 22nd. Be sure to review handout. We read up to pg. 39. Review important information and check out No Fear Shakespeare for deeper understanding and analysis.
Wk of 11/21/16: Wrap up of Macbeth Act I; begin exploration of Envelope Activity. 

11/30/16: Complete Strategic Reading for Act One, Identifying character traits (pg. 39 of above Macbeth Background and Activity Packet)
​Macbeth Act I Quiz Friday, 12/2/16


12/1/16: Began Act II, read up to pg. 59 (scenes 1 and 2 completed); be sure to bring in Strategic Reading for Act One, Identifying character traits tomorrow.
​Macbeth Act I Quiz tomorrow, Friday, 12/2/16

12/6/16: Continue exploration of Act II; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, as well as literary devices.

12/9/16: Continue exploration of Act II; Act II Quiz tomorrow, Tues., 12/12/16; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, as well as literary devices.

12/15/16: Continue exploration of Act III; Act II, scenes 2, 3, & 4; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, as well as literary devices.

12/19/16: Review Act III; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, as well as literary devices. New devices to add to literary devices handout:
foil
In fiction, a foil is a character who contrasts with another character (usually the protagonist) in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character
In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Banquo is the foil to Macbeth through to the end of Act III, at which point MacDuff becomes Macbeth's foil. What is the author's purpose in creating these foils to Macbeth?

12/21/16: Read Background Information for Act Four, which can be found above on pg. 31 of the Background and Activity packet. Continue Act IV up to pg. 119; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, as well as literary devices. 

1/5/17: Continue Act Four; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, and themes, as well as literary devices. 

1/9/17: Continue Act Five; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, and themes, as well as literary devices.

1/10/17: Complete Act Five; be sure you understand major plot points, character development, and themes, as well as literary devices. Anticipate Acts 4 & 5 test.

1/13/17: Acts 4 & 5 test on Tuesday, 1/17/17.

Julius Caesar: Marc Antony's Speech: Rhetorical Devices

Basic Pointers:
Eat a good breakfast, of course! :)
Multiple-choice:
  • Read questions and responses FIRST; then read passages and highlight/annotate, looking for responses to questions
  • Use the elimination strategy, crossing out those responses you KNOW are not the correct choice
  • Reread passages for clarification before choosing final answer
Written Response:
  • CAREFULLY read task: What is the task asking me to do?
  • Read text for written response task and ANNOTATE
  • You MUST USE ORGANIZER to PLAN RESPONSE
REMEMBER: written responses ask you to
  • IDENTIFY CENTRAL IDEA/THEMEand then
  • PROVIDE SPECIFIC EVIDENCEandYOUR EXPLANATION as to HOW EVIDENCE SUPPORTS CENTRAL IDEA.

Macbeth continued...

1/31/17: Macbeth literary text analysis rough draft due tomorrow for writing stations. Remember: task is to identify one writing strategy and discuss how the author uses it to develop theme. 

2/3/17: Macbeth literary text analysis DUE MONDAY, 2/6/17

Fahrenheit 451

2/16/17Comprehension quiz tomorrow, Friday. on pp. 29-45; Remember to annotate with Post-Its, complete vocabulary sheet and study guide questions as you read. 
2/17/17Over break…
  • Read up to pg. 65, which concludes Part 1
  • Complete ALL Part 1 study guide questions on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to write in complete sentences.
  • Upon return from break be prepared for comprehension quiz on pp. 46-65, completion of AND insightful Socratic Seminar: remember to annotate with Post-Its, complete vocabulary sheet and study guide questions as you read. 
2/27/17: Study for Part 1 vocabulary; test on Friday, 3/3/17; study guide question check today. 
3/1/17: Group work completed in-class. If you were absent, however, please complete steps 3 & 4 for ANY THREE vocabulary words.
  1. Choose FIVE (5) people to work in your group
  2. Each group assigned (3) vocabulary words
  3. 2 people search thesaurus to find synonyms AND at least (1) antonym, if applicable
  4. 3 remaining people create one sentence for EACH word.
  5. All members share and compile their information on one piece of paper that includes ALL group members’ first and last names. 
3/2/17: Be prepared for Part 1 vocabulary quiz; I will check utopian and dystopian handout during quiz.
3/14/17: Hope you are enjoying your snow day! As a reminder: Because of the snow day, you should also read pp. 107-123, and you will have a quiz tomorrow on ONLY those pages, NOT pp. 88-106.
​3/15/17Based on today's discussion, skim the text of Fahrenheit 451, as well as your notes to determine places where we see technology's influence on Montag's society. What do you believe Bradbury's message is to the reader? Be ready to present information and explanation. Be prepared for pp. 107-123 quiz. 
​3/21/17Comp Quiz on pp. 123-138 tomorrow; be sure you have completed study guide; Vocabulary Test Part 2 Friday!
​3/24/17: Be ready to discuss Vocabulary Part 2 on Monday; remember, you should look in dictionary for word morphology. In other words, morph words into different parts of speech if applicable. Can you use your word in a sentence? Also choose ONE literary device from handout AND thoroughly explain. REVISED DATE: Vocabulary Part Part 2 Test on Tuesday! 

​3/27/17: Vocabulary Part 2 test on Tuesday; remember, you should understand word morphology, which are the different parts of speech, if applicable. Can you use your word in a sentence? Also, be ready to discuss literary devices from handout AND thoroughly explain. Lastly, complete Fahrenheit 451 reading, pp. 138-158 by Wednesday, 4/1/17 and have all study guides and Vocabulary Part 3 completed.

​3/28/17: Complete Fahrenheit 451 reading, pp. 138-158 by Wednesday, 4/1/17 and have all study guides and Vocabulary Part 3 completed. In class, create posters choosing ONE literary device from handout AND thoroughly explaining it. 
4/3/17: See 3/31/17 for assignments due. Fahrenheit 451 multiple-choice exam on Wed., 4/5/17.

4/4/17: See 3/31/17 for assignments due. REVISED DATE Fahrenheit 451 multiple-choice exam on Thursday., 4/6/17.
4/6/17Text-analysis response – Be sure to
  • TAG it and short summary
  • Identify central idea
  • (2) pieces of evidence AND insightful analysis (your explanation of how your evidence connects to and supports central idea)
​Due Wed., 4/19/17 typed, following MLA heading guidelines
English 10H
Homework 

Assignments 
Page

NOTE: Assignments are in ascending chronological order.
(In other words, oldest assignments are at the top, so be sure to scroll down to find the most current class work and homework assignments.)

After you and your Parent(s)/Guardian(s) have read the Classroom Goals and Expectations, please sign and return only page 2.  This counts as a homework (HW) grade. 
Due Fri. 9/9/16

Keep the first page of the sheet in your binder and refer to throughout the year.

NOTE: Please note that your three-ring binder, and all other supplies should be brought in ASAP, but no later than Fri., 9/9/16. 

Remind 101 Sign-Up No later than Fri., 9/9/16: Enter Code for your specific class. If you do not get a text back from Carota, I did not receive your request. SEE ME. THIS is MANDATORY. 
QUIZ GRADE
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Bio Poem Assignment
Use the format on the bio poem handout, as well as the bio poem sample, to create your own original bio poem. 
Remember to incorporate at least two literary techniques from the following list: metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, and/or onomatopoeia. Due Wed. 9/14/16
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Literary Devices and Genres
We begin with a Literary Survey to see how much you remember about the literary devices.  Review a list of some important literary devices and genres.  They are not only crucial to your understanding of the year’s curriculum, but also important to your understanding of literary analysis in general. Anticipate exams and be sure you are able to implement these terms in our class discussions.
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9/12/16:
​Literary elements review using Cinderella partner activity and Pixar short film. 
9/16/16: Plot diagram exercise to practice annotation skills, analysis and question responses. Review importance of annotating as preparation for question response and deeper analysis. 
Test on Monday, 9/19/16
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Wk. of 9/26/16:  Work on draft of mini poster project; be sure to read the instructions carefully.
Poster MUST:
• be no bigger than 8 ½ x 11 and have literary term at top
• visual representation (picture or symbol) that represents literary device

• written example of literary device from a literary work
Rough draft  due Friday, 9/30/16 - Final Copy Due 10/18/16
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As we begin our journey of the literary works, be SURE you fully commit to becoming a "professional reader" as you closely read, annotate, question, and analyze text! Happy investigating!

Read, annotate, and analyze the poem. Compare the literal and figurative meanings behind the poem.

Obj: What is the poet trying to say, and how does she convey that theme or central idea using literary devices?


  • First Read for literal meaning: Questions to consider: Is this poem literally true? Did the poem’s speaker actually see bears walking in her room at night and then lose them?
  • Second Read for figurative meaning: Is this poem literally about walking and talking bears? Or is it about something deeper? What do you think the author is implying? What might the bears represent? Annotate poem, paying attention to the figurative meaning and literary devices and how the author uses them to convey theme or central idea.
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10/25/16: Literary analysis essay introduction and rough drafting. Final copy due early next week. Anticipate exam.
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11/1/16: Writing Stations exercise - In class we took rough drafts to writing stations. Use this opportunity to revise your rough draft and improve your final copy and grade. The writing stations only provide guidelines and do not cover all that needs to be done before submission of your final copy. For example, it is always good to have a second or third pair of eyes look at your paper and offer feedback. Finally, use the Writing a Well Developed Literary Claim Essay and text analysis response as guidelines. These handouts can be found above and in the right hand column DUE DATE: Final Copy Due Fri. 11/4/16; Follow MLA format AND heading: typed, double spaced; Times New Roman, 12 pt font. 
10/2/15: With your group, complete a rough draft of the Plot Summary Organizer for "The Monkey's Paw" - MUST INCLUDE exposition, conflict (which YOU must add directly above the exposition box), and rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution sections, pulling SPECIFIC EVIDENCE from the story. Bring with you on tomorrow, Friday, 11/4/16!

By the end of the period FRIDAY, Nov. 4th, your group will complete a final copy plot diagram, complete with SIX images for each element.


Breakdown of plot summary grade:
60 pts. for plot elements (exposition, conflict [which YOU must add directly above the exposition box], rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution)
30 points. image choice
10 points. aesthetics (How well did you visually represent your plot summary and images)
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Begin Shakespeare's Macbeth with anticipation guide, character map, background information and historical context.


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Midterm Review

See below for helpful pointers. Good luck!
1/17/17: 1. Be sure to Google information on Julius Caesar's assassination and be prepared to discuss your findings tomorrow in class.
​2. Complete annotation of Marc Antony speech, identifying examples of ethos, logos, pathos, and verbal irony.
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Sample response on rhetorical devices
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1/20/17: Review poetry devices and then use them to annotate Pablo Neruda's poem "We Are Many"; answer multiple-choice questions 11-14

Responses to four multiple-choice questions:
11) 3
12) 3
13) 4
​14) 2

1/23/17: Remember our class discussion regarding Neruda's central idea: Whenever we call upon a certain part of ourselves to speak out or take action, the very opposite persona appears! Think about our literary devices identification and how Neruda uses these devices to support and develop his central idea.
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2/3/17: Background information for Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451; task cards and debate

2/13/17: ​Read up to pg. 20; be sure to add to character list and vocabulary 

2/14/17​Read up to pg. 28; be sure to add to character list and vocabulary; reading comprehension quiz tomorrow, Wed., 2/15/17, on pp. 1-28
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2/14/17​We explored thorough and insightful literary analysis responses: see the attached Word Doc for examples...

Study guide questions for Part 1 The Hearth and the Salamander
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2/28/17: Wanted poster; Due Monday, 3/6/17
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3/9/17: In class complete journal prompt #16. Read pp. 67-88 and complete vocabulary and study guides AS YOU READ. Anticipate exam on Part 1 early next week.
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​3/20/17: Part 3 vocabulary and study guides
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​3/31/17: You have two assignments today
​1. Complete the graphic organizer for Part 3 "Burning Bright"

Quiz GRADE: DUE Tues. 4/4/17

2. Choose ONE page of
 literary devices and analyze and interpret author’s purpose. TEST GRADE: DUE Wed. 4/5/17
Remember to:
  • identify literary device
  • explain Bradbury’s purpose in implementing it (In other words, what new understanding does it provide to the reader? Does it give insight into a character, or connect to the literary work's theme?)
  • use pieces of the quotation in your explanation
Attend extra help during writing process to ensure you are on the right track.

Anticipate 50-question multiple-choice test on Fahrenheit 451 early next week
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4/7/17Annotate article and complete organizer. Be sure to have it completed upon return from break, Tues. 4/18/17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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4/18/17REVISED DUE DATE FRIDAY, 4/21/17 for Fahrenheit 451 text analysis response Due Wed., 4/19/17 REVISED FRIDAY, 4/21/17

4/19/17Text analysis response due FRIDAY, 4/21/17; double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman, and MLA heading. :)
Also, remember to bring in your annotated article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" AND completed organizer.
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