It is your responsibility to check the agenda prior to each class. I reserve the right to make changes to any assignments or due dates; I will announce said changes on this page.


You MUST have a copy of the literature circle book for EVERY meeting. Points will be deducted from the individual grade if the book is not in class.


Senior Summer Reading

AP Literature Summer Reading 2010-11.pdf
English 12 Summer Reading 2010-11.pdf

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, June 4th at 8 a.m.- Novel Study Guides due (final exam grade)- You must POST it on the wiki and SUBMIT a hard copy! Any late project will incur a 25% deduction penalty for THE WHOLE GROUP!

Class 48
1. Textbook return
2. Project presentations (informal)

Class 47
Due: Literature Circle #6
1. Lit. Meeting #6 (the last one!!)
2. Return textbooks!
3. Work on project
Homework: Study Guide!!

Class 46
Due: Literature Circle #5
1. Lit. Meeting #5
2. Read/Project
Homework: Finish novel and Lit. Circle #6!

Class 45
Due: Literature Circle #4
1. Lit. Meeting #4
2. Read/Project
Homework: Literature Circle #5

Class 44
Due: Literature Circle #3
1. Lit. Meeting #3
2. Read/Project
Homework: Literature Circle #4

Class 43
Due: Literature Circle #2
1. Lit. Meeting #2
2. Read/Project
Homework: Lit. Circle #3

Class 42
1. Physics, Chinese, and French Field Trips

Class 41
Due: Lit. Circle #1
1. Lit. Circle #1
2. Read for next meeting
3. Work on study guide
Homework: Prepare for Lit. Circle #2

Class 40
Due: Resumes
1. Interviews
Homework: Prepare for first literature circle meeting! You MUST have a copy of your text..five points deducted if not!

Class 39
1. Introduction to final exam project
2. Division of project
3. Begin reading
Homework: Resume!

Class 38
1. Literature Circle Organizational meeting
Homework: Keep working on resumes

Class 37
1. Peer edit resume
2. Interview introduction
Homework: Lit. circle novel and resume!

Class 36
1. Introduction to resume writing
Homework: Rough draft of resume

Class 35
1. Finish One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Class 34
Due: Novel Choice due/ Extra credit due
1. View One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next

Class 33
Due: SS presentations
1. SAT #62
2. Short Story presentations
3. Assign lit. circle groups
3. Choose lit. circle novel
Homework: Email me the novel your group has chosen!

Class 32
Due: Lit. Circle Roles
1. Lit. Circle Meetings
2. Prepare presentations

Class 31
1. SAT #61
2. Lit. circle short story assignment
Homework: Prepare for lit. meeting/complete relevant worksheets

Class 30
1. SAT #60
2. Katherine Anne Porter background notes
3. Read "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"
4. Stream of consciousness paragraph
Homework: Read three of your classmates' paragraphs and write one positive and one constructive criticism comment on THEIR page.

Class 29
1. SAT #59
2. Read "A Rose for Emily" by Faulkner
3. Complete questions (due in class)

Class 28
Due: Modern poem for E and F blocks/ Thank you letter for C block
1. SAT #58
2. Hemingway background video
3. Read "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"
Homework: Bring textbooks next class!

Class 27
1. SAT #57
2. Modern Poetry
Homework: Write your own modern poem! (except for C block-write a thank you letter instead)

Class 26
1. Finish character presentations
2. Watch The Great Gatsby movie

Class 25
1. 1920s Party!!!!!

Class 24
1. The Great Gatsby Unit Test
Homework: Party project! USE THE RUBRIC!!!

Class 23
1. Review session for Gatsby test
Homework: Gatsby test!!!!!

Class 22
1. SAT #56
2. Goal/character presentations

Class 21
1. SAT #55
2. Character/goal presentations presentations


Class 20
1. SAT #54
2. Goals Writing Activity DUE Class 21
3. Continue work on character activity and party research
Homework: Goals and Character Activity

Class 19
1. SAT #53
2. Character Activity
3. Party Research

Class 18
1. SAT #52
2. Ch. 9 discussion (F block only)
3. Character Activity- Due Class 21
4. Group work
Homework: Character Activity

Class 17
Due: Ch. 8 & 9 study guide and vocabulary

1. Review Ch. 8 & 9 vocabulary
2. Discussion leaders- Ch. 7 & 8
3. Review novel

Class 16 (half day)
Due: Ch. 6 & 7 study guide and vocabulary

1. Review ch. 6 & 7 vocabulary
2. Discussion leaders- Ch. 6 & 7
Homework: Read ch. 8 & 9/ Ch. 8-9 vocabulary

Class 15
Due: Ch. 4 & 5 study guide and vocabulary

1. SAT #51/research presentation
2. Ch. 1-3 vocabulary quiz
3. Review ch. 4 & 5 vocabulary
4. Discussion leaders- Ch. 4 & 5
Homework: Read ch. 6-7 and study guide/Ch. 6-7 vocabulary

Class 14
Due: Ch. 3 study guide and vocabulary

1. SAT #50/research presentation
2. Review vocab. ch. 1-3
3. Discussion leaders- Ch. 3
Homework: Read ch. 4-5 and study guide/Ch. 4-5 vocabulary/ Study for Ch. 1-3 vocabulary quiz!

Class 13
Due: Ch. 1 and 2 study guide/ Video questions

1. SAT #49/research presentation
2. Discussion leaders- Chapters 1 & 2
3. Party Project intro
Homework: Read ch. 3 and study guide/ Ch. 3 vocabulary

Class 12
1. Finish video and questions

Class 11
Due: Vocab. ch. 1 & 2
1. SAT #48/ Journal #1
2. Background presentation
3. Assign discussion leaders
4. Review vocab. ch. 1 & 2
5. Fitzgerald video and questions
Homework: Read ch. 1 & 2 and complete study guides/Finish video questions

Class 10
Due: research paper and presentation!

1. SAT #47
2. Research presentations
3. Obtain copies of The Great Gatsby
Homework: Vocab. ch. 1 & 2/ Begin reading Ch. 1

Class 9
Due: rough draft (don't forget works cited!)

1. SAT #46
2. Peer edit
Homework: Follow these steps!
1. Submit final draft to www.turnitin.com by 8 a.m. on Class 10.
2. Bring final draft to my room by 8 a.m. on Class 10..
3. Post the presentation on the wiki by 8 a.m. on Class 10.
4. Bring all required preliminary materials to Class 10.


Class 8
Due: Outline

1. SAT #45
2. Paper Format
3. Rough Draft
Homework: Rough Draft

Class 7
Due: Thesis and Introductory Paragraph

1. SAT #44
2. Outlines
Homework: Outlines

Class 6
Due: Works Cited and Summaries
1. SAT #43
2. Thesis and Introduction
Homework: Thesis and Introduction Paragraphs

Class 1
1. SAT #39
2. Introduction to research paper
2. Choose author
3. Review signature sheet
Homework: research!

Class 2
1 SAT #40
2. Library
Homework: Sources!

Class 3
1. SAT #41
2. Database research
Homework: Sources!

Class 4
Sources Due!

1. No SAT :)
2. Summaries
3. In-text citations
Homework: Begin Summaries

Class 5

1. SAT #42
2. Works Cited
Homework: Summaries