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9th/10th Grade English

This class is for students beginning their 9th or 10th grade year of high school Language Arts. We will focus on close reading strategies and literary analysis as well as the structure(s) and process of writing. This class is based on the belief that in order to learn to write well one must READ!

  Freshman/Sphmore (9th/10th grade) English - $10/class   minimum suggested donation   Teacher: Emily Bolthouse                        emilybolthouse@questforeducationsandarts.com

Freshman/Sphmore (9th/10th grade) English - $10/class   minimum suggested donation

Teacher: Emily Bolthouse                       
emilybolthouse@questforeducationsandarts.com

September 12, 2017

September 19, 2017

September 26, 2017

October 3, 2017

October 10, 2017

October 17, 2017

AGENDA: 

1. Quiz & Discussion on "The Hearth and the Salamander" 

2. "Make the Connection" WA 

3. Word Choice Instruction & Activity

HOMEWORK: 

1. Read "The Sieve and the Sand" 

2. Complete Study Questions for S&S 

3. "Make the Connection" WA 

4. Word Choice Synonyms 

 

October 24, 2017

1. Quiz on "The Sieve & the Sand" 

2. Discussion and activity for "The Sieve and the Sand" 

3. Word Choice Instruction 

4. Explorer's Journal WA 

 

HOMEWORK: 

1. Read "Burning Bright" - there will be a quiz next week

2. Complete the Quotations Worksheet

3. Complete Word Choice Exercises

4. Complete the Explorer's Journal WA 

 

October 31, 2017

AGENDA: 

1. Burning Bright Quiz & Discussion 

2. Theme Statement Practice 

3. Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis - review assignment guidelines 

4. Prewriting Instruction 

 

HOMEWORK: 

1. Complete the Prewriting Sheet for Fahrenheit Analysis (be sure to include quotes with page numbers).

2. Read "Harrison Bergeron" - print out & bring a copy to class; there will be a short quiz!  

 

November 7, 2017

AGENDA: 

1. Harrison Bergeron Theme Statement

2. Drafting Instruction & Class Notes 

3. Introduction to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

 

HOMEWORK: 

1. Write the Rough Draft of Fahrenheit 451 Lit Analysis

2. Read the first 3 chapters of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 

 

November 14, 2017

AGENDA: 
1. Group questions for Jekyll/Hyde: chapters 1-3
2. Jekyll/Hyde Character Maps
3. Read chapter 4 and chapter 5 of Jekyll/Hyde

HOMEWORK: 
1. Read through chapter 8 of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
2. Make sure to have at least 3 entries for Jekyll and at least 3 entries for Hyde completed on your Character Map.

 

November 28, 2017

AGENDA:

  1. Final Exam Study Guide
  2.  Revision Instruction
  3. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Reading & Discussion

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete your FINAL DRAFT of the Fahrenheit 451 Lit. Analysis  
  2. Read Chapters 9 (Dr. Lanyon's Narrative) and 10 (Henry Jekyll's Full Statement...)
  3. Complete Jekyll/Hyde Character Map

December 5, 2017

December 12, 2017

 

January 9, 2017

AGENDA

  1. 1st Semester Survey
  2. Gregorc Learning Styles Assessment
  3. Intro to Shakespeare Activity 

HOMEWORK

  1. Review the class syllabus online
  2. Read Act I of A Midsummer Night's Dream & complete the study questions. 
  3. Act I Quiz next week.
 

January 16, 2017

AGENDA: 
1) Act I Quiz
2) Read & Discuss Act I
3) Read: "Pyramus & Thisbe" 
4) Begin reading Act II if there is time

HOMEWORK: 
1) Read Act II
2) Complete Study Questions for Act II
3) Complete "Talking Pencils" WA 

 

January 23, 2017

AGENA:

1. Discuss Act II Study Questions.

2. "Queen Mab" speech & activity.

3. Begin reading Act III aloud.

 

HOMEWORK:

1. Read Act III & complete the study questions for Act III.

2. Complete "Character Letter" WA.

3. Finish "Queen Mab" activity if not finished in class.

 

January 30, 2017

AGENDA: 
1. Act III Quiz
2. Read & Discuss Act III, scene ii


HOMEWORK: 
1. Read Act IV of A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
2. Complete the study questions for Act IV. 
3. Complete "Puck" WA

 

February 6, 2018

AGENDA: 
1. Discuss Act IV
2. Prompt Book activity
3. Review guidelines for 'Dramatic Interpretation Assignment'

HOMEWORK: 
1. Read Act V of A Midsummer Nights Dream
2. Complete Act V Study Questions
3. Start memorizing monologue - DUE 2/27

 

February 13, 2017

 

February 27, 2018

AGENDA: 

1. Shakespeare - Dramatic Interpretation Presentations

2. "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton 

 

HOMEWORK: 

1. "Lady or Tiger?" WA (500 words min.) 

 

March 6, 2018

AGENDA: 

1. Class Notes - Intro to Fairy Tales 

2. Read "The Juniper Tree" 

3. Comprehension Quiz

 

HOMEWORK: 

1. Read "Rapunzel" and "Snow-White and Rose-Red". 

2. Complete the Newspaper Article WA for one of the above stories. 

 

March 13, 2018

AGENDA: 
1) Discuss "Rapunzel" and "Snow-White & Rose-Red" 
2) FT Notes on the Brother's Grimm & Symbolism 

HOMEWORK: 
1) Read "The Little Mermaid" and "The Princess and the Pea" - there WILL be a reading quiz! 
2) Revise your "Lady or the Tiger?" Essay
 

 

March 20, 2018

AGENDA: 
1) Reading Quiz for "The Little Mermaid" and "The Princess and the Pea" 
2) FT Archetypes Worksheet

HOMEWORK: 
1) Finish your Archetypes Worksheet if not finished in class.  
2) Read "Ashputtle" and "One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes." 
3) Complete the Fairy Tale Elements Worksheet for "Ashputtle" 
4) Complete the Character Sketch for the character of One Eye in "One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes"
 

 

March 27, 2018

April 3, 2018

AGENDA: 

1) Quiz on "Rumplestiltskin" and "Little Red Cap". 
2) Instructions on writing your rough draft for your Original FT.

3) Final Exam study guide. 

 

HOMEWORK: 

1) Write your Original FT rough draft. 

2) Start studying for the Final Exam. 

 

April 10, 2018

AGENDA: 

1) Fractured FT - instruction & examples 

2) Time to work on Original FT Character Sketches/Illustrations or your notecard for the Final Exam. 

 

HOMEWORK: 

1) Study for the Final Exam (NEXT WEEK!) 

2) Complete your "Fractured FT" WA

 

April 17, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 1, 2018