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English 10

Instructor
Stacy Millsap
Term
2017-2018 School Year
Department
English
Description
English 10 uses historical context to frame human experience across the world. We will study a variety of universal themes and archetypes.  This course seeks to find unity across time and countries to better understand the shared human experience. This thematic understanding will develop through continuing to develop writing skills gained in English 9. Students will practice argumentative, informational, and narrative writing to meet and exceed the 10th grade California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. The implementation of new vocabulary and literary terms will develop academic communication skills to further enable self-expression and empowerment.

 

Essential questions: What is the individual’s role within society? What happens when codes of conduct and culture conflict? How does our cultural and individual world view impact our actions and beliefs? What is the human condition?

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Brave New World Project - Timeline, Description, & Rubrics

Past Assignments

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Brave New World In-Class essay prompt and optional graphic organizer.

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BNW Ch.11-12 Discussion handout

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BNW Name Game - Historical Allusions (5/1-5/3)

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BNW Bernard's character development (4/26)

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Religion in BNW (4/19)

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BNW Character Studies

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BNW handouts: caste system & IVF & social life study

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Brave New World Week 1 Handouts (4/3 & 4/5)

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ANTIGONE MOCK TRIAL directions

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Antigone Week 9 Poem Analysis

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Week 9, Day 1 Activity: Greek Mythology

Use the attached handout to learn about the relevant Greek myths to be able to respond to the question of the day.

Question: What role do the gods play in Antigone? Use two specific Greek gods to support your response.

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Week 8 Antigone Character Study

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Perks of Being a Wallflower final essay and project guidelines and rubrics.

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Perks of Being a Wallflower recent assignments
 
*Completely finished the book on 2/8 (including the epilogue)
 

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Past assignments:
  • Catcher in the Rye comparison (Week 3)
  • PBW Letter to Self (Week 4)
  • Father to Son Song Analysis (Week 4)

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Narrative style and blog assignment (1/18)

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Perks of Being a Wallflower: Character relationships handout (completed in class 1/16).

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Perks of Being a Wallflower: Song Analysis - "Asleep" by The Smiths (completed in class 1/11).

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Perks of Being a Wallflower: Attached is the character study for Charlie (completed in class 1/9).

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Current reading due on Monday: The Ramayana
To do:
  • Complete the Hero's Journey plot points
  • Journal questions
Journal Questions:
1. What is the role of men and women in this epic poem?
2. What is the ideal woman according to this epic poem? Do you think Sita has traits that all women should?
3. How are Rama and Beowulf similar Heroes? How are Rama and Beowulf different?
4. How do Ravana and the she-demons differ from the villains in Beowulf? How are they similar?
5. What is the life lesson in the Ramayana? What is the life lesson in Beowulf? How do these compare?

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Narrative writing assignment: The Hero's Journey

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Hall of Heroes Reflection

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More on Heroes Unit...

Hall of Heroes assignment: Read the selection and nominate one person to go into our class's Hall of Heroes.

Song Analysis of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero" - identify characteristics and duties of a hero according to Bonnie Tyler.

Hero's Journey for Beowulf: Apply the elements of the Hero's Journey to Beowulf.

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We have begun a new unit on archetypes!

Vocabulary we have reviewed so far: archetypes, archetypes vs stereotypes, protagonist, antagonist, and character archetypes.

Be sure to complete this character archetype handout. As a class, we completed each character archetype separately and presented to the class so that by the end of class, each person had an understanding of each character archetype.

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Romeo and Juliet Artistic Response and Statement

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Journal Check #2: Tuesday, October 17

Make sure each entry is dated. If you had an excused absence, please write the date and "excused absence" underneath. If you had an unexcused absence, find a friend to copy down the prompts from.

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If you missed class on Wednesday due to the PSAT:
Homework is reading Romeo and Juliet Act 5, Scenes 1-2 by Monday. The link to the audiobook and an online copy of the text is in "Posts".

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Reading: Romeo and Juliet
Act 1, Scenes 1-4

Use the link in "posts" for the text and audiobook.

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This past week in class we wrote a rough draft essay about The Sun is Also a Star. Attached are the prompts and rubric.

We will be editing and revising our drafts to turn in a final draft on Tuesday and Wednesday!

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Journal check #1

Be sure if you have not completed a class activity in your journal, you do so before this date.
If you had an excused absence, please write the date and "excused absence". If you were absent but not excused, you have until this date to complete the journal entry you missed. The prompts will not be posted, so if you need one, ask a classmate!