Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week Two into Winter Break

What's coming up this week varies a bit by class, but know this---
Friday, December 18th
Due when you come to class: Oedipus test, Oedipus Reader's Notebook or Dialogue Journal
Due at the end of class: Oedipus news release.

Over break:
Finish your additional text. Annotate for this: What is the theme of this text and what two literary devices best help you uncover the theme?
Finish you Dialogue Journal or Reader's Notebook on the additional text.
Update your resume.

Monday, January (whatever it is the first day back!)
You will turn in your resume and your additional text work.
We will have literary circle so people can hear about the text you read in an informal setting.

Watch this space for more!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun with Oedipus the King

AFTER you have finished your reading of the text, you might enjoy these sites I found about the king.
This is a song about the Oedipus

This is a short, short retelling of the story.

Here's a telling of Oedipus and Antigone.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Late work will earn class credit, but no points. If you are absent, the expectation is you will email the work on the day its due to your teacher to earn points and credit.

What's coming up

Monday, December 7
Policies & Procedures - No late work, the importance of a study buddy and the importance of being proactive
Annotate a practice AP Essay
Poetry presentation information
Reference your final reflection on trimester one and from that create 4 SMART goals for trimester 2 (literary analysis, discussion, time management, goal setting/reflecting) due A Day of this week
A Day
SMART goals due
Chose Partners
Chose Poems
Plan calendar for presentations
Read Oedipus up to page 26 by Friday, December 11 and finish the book by Monday, December 14
Find independent novel by Friday, December 11
B Day
Information on Choral Reading
Groups - exchange contacts
Read time - Use a dictionary/notes for dialogue journal/choral reading?/tragic flaw
Friday, December 11
Poetry presentation planning
Create outline
Create plan
Example choral reading
Choral Reading due after winter break
Independent Novel Sign Up - You may complete either a dialogue journal with a partner (keeping in mind you should be journaling in reference to the reader's notebooks) or a reader's notebook. The reader's notebook should be done alone if you decide to go with that option.

Week Two (December 14-18)
Monday, December 14
Discussion on Oedipus
Final Test on Oedipus Information
A Day
Choral Reading Practice
B day
Computer lab for Oedipus Test preparation
Oedipus test due Friday, December 18
Friday, December 18
Oedipus test due
Reader's Notebook/Dialogue Journal on Oedipus due
News Report
Updated resume due January 4
Choral Readings begin after winter break

Week Three (January 4-8)
Monday, January