Tuesday 12/6: Intro to Romanticism & Romantic poetry. Begin analyzing/color marking "Ozymandias" by Shelley & "A Poison Tree" by Blake.
Wednesday 12/7: Finish color marking & analyzing "Ozymandias" and "A Poison Tree".
Thursday: Intro to Mary Shelley, Gothic literature, & Frankenstein. Check out Frankenstein today at the library.
Friday 12/9: Finish Intro to Frankenstein & begin reading in class. HW: Read through Letters I-IV (14 pages) & complete journal #1 in your notebook. Journal #1 prompt: (1 page) What do we learn about the story from the letters? Who is writing the letters and why is what he is telling us important to understanding the story so far?
Monday 12/12: Journal #1 due. Discuss letters I-IV and journal #1. HW: Read Ch. 1 & 2 for class tomorrow (9.5 pages)
Tuesday 12/13: Discuss Ch. 1 & 2. Notes & quotes journal example. In class reading time for Ch. 3 & 4 (12 pages). HW: Ch. 3 & 4 and journal #2: notes & quotes. Choose 4 quotations from anywhere in Ch.3 & 4 that reveal something about the characters in some way. How do these quotes show characterization and why are they significant? (1.5-2 pages)
Wednesday 12/14: Journal #2 due. Discuss Ch. 3 & 4 & journal #2. In class-reading time. HW: Read Ch. 5-6 (19 pages).
Thursday 12/15: Discuss Ch. 5-6. HW: Read Ch. 7 & 8 (15 pages) & study for vocab quiz tomorrow.
Friday 12/16: Frankenstein Vocab Quiz #1. Discuss Ch. 7 & 8. Hw: Read Ch. 9 & 10 (10 pages) over the weekend and complete journal #3: Reader response: Discuss your reaction to the creature and its actions so far using evidence from the text. Do you pity the creature, or do you feel it needs to be destroyed? Why? (1-2 pages)
Monday 12/19: Journal #3 due. Discussion Ch. 9 & 10 & journal #3. Graded discussion in class over Ch.1-10 so far. Homework: Read Ch. 11 for tomorrow (6.5 pages).
Tuesday 12/20: Discuss Ch. 11 in class. Begin watching Frankenstein. HW over break: Read Ch. 12-13 & complete journal #4 over break (1 night’s worth of homework). Journal #4 prompt (1-2 pages): Analyze what the monster has learned on his journey so far, and connect what he has learned to his sense of loneliness and isolation. Use at least 3 pieces of evidence from the text to support your ideas.
Monday 1/3: Journal #4 due. Discuss Ch. 12 & 13 and journal #4. In class reading for Ch. 14 & 15. HW: Finish reading Ch. 14 & 15 (11 pages).
Tuesday 1/4: Discuss Ch. 14 & 15. Read Ch. 16 in class & discuss (7.5 pages). HW: Read Ch. 16 & Complete journal #5 (1-2 pages): Reader response- Should Dr. Frankenstein create a female mate for the monster? Why or why not? Examine both sides of the argument and make a list of pros and cons, then decide whether or not he should do it. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Wednesday 1/5: Journal #5 due. Structured Academic Controversy- make a female monster or not? HW: None!
Thursday 1/6: Structured academic controversy continued. In class reading time for Ch. 17-18 (10.5 pages). HW: Finish reading Ch. 17 & 18. Vocab Quiz tomorrow.
Friday 1/7: Frankenstein Vocab Quiz #2. Discuss Ch. 17 & 18. HW: Read Ch. 19 & 20 (13 pages) & complete Journal #6: (1-2 pages) Choose 4 significant quotes from Ch. 19 & 20 and analyze their significance to the text.
Monday 1/10: Journal #6 due. Discuss 19 & 20. In class reading for Ch. 21-22. HW: Read Ch. 21 & 22 (15 pages)
Tuesday 1/11: Work time to read Ch. 23 & 24 in class (20 pages…use class reading time wisely today!) and work on the final journal assignment. HW: Finish the novel & complete Journal #7: Reader Response (1 page): What is your reaction to the ending of the novel? Use evidence from the text to support your ideas.
Wednesday 1/12: Journal #7 due. Novel wrap up! Discuss the ending & final journals. Socratic Seminar prep work time & study time for exam Friday.
Thursday 1/13: Final Socratic Seminar/Board talk combo over Frankenstein. Possible short answer exam prompts.
Friday 1/14: Frankenstein multiple choice & short answer exam. Journals due today!
Monday 1/16: No School! MLK Jr. Day
Tuesday 1/17: Study time- all period. Bring something to study!
Wednesday 1/18: SEMESTER 1 FINALS IN PERIOD 5 & 6
Thursday 1/19: SEMESTER 1 FINALS IN PERIOD 3 & 4
Friday 1/20: SEMESTER 1 FINALS IN PERIOD 1 & 2