EP Literature and Composition II

EP Lit and Comp II – New Course 2022

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Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Though not necessary as a prerequisite, Literature and Composition I directly precedes this course in the progression. Literature and Composition I can be used as a high school course.

Recommended: 9th or 10th grade

Test Prep: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP

Course Description: Students will focus this year on analyzing literature, including poetry, short stories, novels, and plays. Students will develop their understanding of literary devices and terminology to be able to express researched critiques of literature. Students will produce a number of literary analysis papers as well as other essays. Additionally, students will be engaged creatively in writing short stories and poetry. Students will use the complete writing process and utilize peer editing. Students will also read a variety of nonfiction and will be expected to produce a newspaper as part of their nonfiction studies. To improve in their writing, students will study spelling, vocabulary, grammar, suspense, irony, metaphor, theme, mood, and foreshadowing. Students will take a final exam at the end of the course.

 

 This course is now available completely offline!

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Reading List

Novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain; Emma, Austen

Plays: Odyssey, Homer; Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare

Short stories: “Federigo’s Falcon,” Boccaccio; “The Story of an Hour,” Chopin; “The Interlopers,” Saki; “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” Doyle; “The Hunger Artist,” Kafka

Nonfiction:  speeches, news articles from The New York Times, The Washington Times and World magazine; excerpts from each of the following: African Game Trails, Roosevelt; The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday; A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, Edwards

Lesson 1

Welcome to your first day of school! I wanted to give you one important reminder before you begin. Many of your lessons below have an internet link for you to click on. When you go to the different internet pages for your lessons, please DO NOT click on anything else on that page except what the directions tell you to. DO NOT click on any advertisements or games. DO NOT click on anything that takes you to a different website. Just stay focused on your lesson and then close that tab and you should be right to your lesson. Okay?

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  1. If you didn’t get here through My EP Assignments, I suggest you go there and create an account.
  2. This course is available completely offline. Click here for more information if you’re interested in the offline version.

*PLEASE NOTE* We would encourage you to find a peer editing partner. On Lessons 35 and 105, they will be encouraged to give their essay to someone else to read in order to get feedback. Ideally, this would be someone in their same grade that they could reciprocate with, but they should have someone who can read it and provide feedback.

Vocabulary(*) (Note that an asterisk * indicates that there is a worksheet in this lesson)

  1. (*)Print out the first quarter grading sheet or use the Excel version.
  2. Each week you will have a vocabulary unit to learn. It will have 20 words. You’ll have 3 lessons to study the words. You can decide if you want to review all 20 words each lesson or split them up across the 3 lessons. The 4th lesson will be a review activity. There will be a graded quiz on the 5th lesson, so choose the way that helps you learn the words the most effectively.
  3. Go through these words and definitions. Practice taking notes. Label it as Unit 1.   Write each word and definition. You don’t need to write down everything it says.  Write down what you need to so that you understand what it means. If you need to hear how to pronounce a word at any time throughout this course, type it in to dictionary.com and click on the speaker icon.

Reading

  1. Let’s ease into the year with some poems.
  2. Explain to someone what he’s feeling in the beginning of the poem and what he decides by the end. What mental shift does he make?
  3. What is he talking about? How do desire and hate play into this poem?

Writing

  1. For review:
  2. Read through the list of terms related to MLA format. You can quiz yourself on the words here.
  3. This is the end of your work for this course for your first day. You are allowed to move at your own pace (this is homeschooling), but it’s intended you complete one lesson a day.

Lesson 2

Vocabulary

  1. Study your vocabulary. Make sure you know the words.

Reading

  1. Listen to former president Bill Clinton talk about his favorite poem and read it: “The Concord Hymn.”
  2. He describes the reason it was written. What lines from the poem show its purpose? (answers: just a couple examples – “shot heard round the world” “votive stone”)
  3. “A Psalm of Life Listen to the pastor speak about and read the poem.
  4. He tells of a line that struck him the first time he heard it. What was the line? What does it mean to you in your life?

Writing

  1. Look through the example of using MLA format.
  2. Learn briefly about citing sources. You need to know what you need to do, but you can always look up again how to do it when you need it.
  3. If you want to bookmark this, here’s a list of writing resources including the most up-to-date MLA format guide.

Lesson 3

Vocabulary

  1. Click on flashcards and make sure you know the words.

Reading

  1. What book of the Bible does this poem remind you of?  (hint: one of Solomon’s)
  2. This is a fun poem. What literary device is used in the last line?  (hint: look from f to i)

Writing

  1. What is plagiarism? You should cite sources to avoid plagiarism.
  2. Take the quiz and record your score.

Lesson 4

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words. Choose one of the games on the left (denoted by the video game controller icon). If you need more practice, click on a second review choice. You have a graded quiz in your next lesson. Be sure you’re ready.

Reading

  1. Are you a nobody too?
  2. This poem is advice/ an inspirational pep talk for his son.
  3. What’s the name of the poem and who is the author?
  4. What else have you read that he’s written?
  5. Why are triumph and disaster “impostors?”

Writing(*)

  1. Read about evaluating online sources for credibility.
  2. Take the quiz and record your score.
  3. (*) You might want this website evaluation rubric printed out. Either way, you will refer to it as you do online research.

Lesson 5

Vocabulary

  1. Take the quiz.
  2. Record your score out of 10. (Divide the percentage you get by 10.)

Writing

  1. You will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. You are going to be looking at it from a literary analysis perspective
  2. Learn about some technical details of writing literary analysis.
  3. Before you begin your actual paper, you will need to develop a thesis statement. Pay attention to what a thesis statement is. Keep that in mind. You will not be able to write your thesis until you have read a part of or the entire novel you choose. First, read through the following website: Writing About Fiction: Developing a Thesis.
  4. Take the quiz and record your score.

Reading

  1. If you want to download Tom Sawyer, here is the link.
  2. Here is an audio version if you are interested.
  3. Read about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.(alternate link)

Lesson 6(*)

Vocabulary

  1. Here is your new unit, Unit 2. Remember you have three lessons to learn these, so learn at least a third of the words in each lesson. Practice taking notes. Write each word and definition. You don’t need to write down everything it says.  Write down what you need to so that you understand what it means.

Writing(*)

  1. Read the requirements and tips for your literary analysis research paper.
  2. What do you need to be doing while you read?  (hint: go back and re-read the hints on the previous link)
  3. (*)You might want to have the grading rubric for your paper printed out and on hand to look at to remind yourself of what you need to do to get the best grade.

Reading

  1. Start reading your novel.
  2. Here’s the audio link.  (This link is Chapters 1 and 2.  You are only doing Chapter 1 today.)
  3. Describe Tom.
  4. He starts out the novel very immature. He thinks the world should revolve around him. He’s very selfish. He doesn’t think of others and doesn’t care about what others are feeling. He’s obviously not one to admire or emulate, as none of you want to be immature. He’ll do some growing up before the novel is done.
  5. What do these verses say about Tom?  Proverbs 12:1   Proverbs 10:17   (answer: He’s foolish and not someone you should be friends with.)

Lesson 7

Vocabulary

  1. Write down the words with their definitions that you don’t have yet and review the ones you wrote before.

Writing

  1. Make sure you know the words and definitions related to MLA format. You can quiz yourself on the words here.

Reading

  1. Chapters 2 and 3
  2. Here’s the audio link for Chapter 2.  (This link is Chapters 1 and 2.  Start where Chapter 1 ended.)
  3. Here’s the audio link Chapter 3.  (This is for Chapters 3 and 4.  Write down where Chapter 3 ends today.)
  4. Here’s an example of irony. Aunt Polly thinks he did a great job but threatens him anyway. Tom tells his Aunt Polly that he completed his chores. She is so surprised by how great a job was done that she says, “Well, go ‘long and play; but mind you get back some time in a week, or I’ll tan you.  (I want to say thanks to Rebecca Wire for reading Tom Sawyer and making comments for me to share with the students.)

Lesson 8

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Look over your words.

Writing/Grammar

  1. Learn about sentence fragments.
  2. Learn about run-on sentences.
  3. Take the quiz.

Reading

  1. Chapter 4
  2. Here’s the audio link.  (This is for Chapters 3 and 4.)

Lesson 9(*)

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play a game or practice with your words however helps you best.
  2. Look over your words and prepare for your Lesson 10 quiz.

Writing(*)

  1. Read the list of poetic terminology.
  2. You can use the list to help you complete this crossword puzzle.
  3. Read “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
  4. What is the rhyme scheme? What figurative language or poetic devices are used? What literary elements can you find? (This is more than you have just learned. Use what you know.)
  5. Check the answers when you are ready.
  6. (*) Here is a nice reference for poetic devices.

Reading

  1. Chapter 5
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 5 and 6.
  3. What do you know so far about the protagonist/antagonist?
  4. What main plot points have passed?

Lesson 10

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Writing

  1. Read the poems. Now reread them with commentary and analysis. (source)
  2. Do you remember what “theme” means?  What would be the theme of the poems you just read?  The common theme in those poems is SCHOOL.
  3. Do this quiz.

Reading

  1. Chapter 6
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 5 and 6.
  3. This book was published in 1876. You will come across prejudice that was common then. It was normal to use the “N” word. It is never okay to call an African American a “Ni…r” as they do in this book. Then it was just the common word, but it wasn’t a respectful word.
  4. There is a character in the book named Injun Joe. He’s a Native American. They consider him bad because he’s an “Injun,” an Indian. In chapter 9 he even describes himself this way, “The Injun blood ain’t in me for nothing,” as if his blood, his ethnicity, caused him to act in such a bad way. He’s bought into the stereotype and is fulfilling it.
  5. Are you aware of how you stereotype others? When do you do it? Are there stereotypes that you fall into just because it’s expected of you?

Lesson 11

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Read the imitating poetic devices assignment.
  2. Follow the directions.
  3. Score your poem according to the rubric.
  4. Record your score out of 25.

Reading

  1. Huckleberry Finn is “cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town,” but he is seen as a hero by the children. What is that an example of?  (answer: irony, It’s the opposite.)
  2. What do you know about Huck and his dad? People see Huck as a bad kid, but remember that there is always a back story. Everybody has a story.
  3. Chapter 7
  4. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 7 and 8.

Lesson 12

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Review fragments and run-ons.
  2. Try some more practice.

Reading

  1. Chapter 8
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 7 and 8.
  3. In this chapter we read some foreshadowing. Tom thinks about wanting to become a pirate after he fights with Becky. This is foreshadowing his later travels to Jackson’s Island.

Lesson 13

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Do you know your poetic devices?  (You may not have learned all of these in this lesson, but you may have seen them all if you have taken other EP English courses.)

Reading

  1. Chapter 9
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 9 and 10.
  3. Here are some more notes from the book. Before Huck and Tom go to the graveyard, Tom hears a ticking clock. It is described as a “deathwatch” and it terrifies him.  Then Mr. Robinson dies, so the foreshadowing was for the murder in the graveyard.
  4. How does suspense build in this chapter?

Lesson 14

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a review game or practice spelling your words.

Writing

  1. For the next three lessons you will be completing the analyzing poetry project.
  2. You choose a poet and analyze two poems, creating a presentation about the poet and the chosen works.
  3. Make sure you follow the directions. Read over the grading rubric to make sure you do what it takes to get a perfect score.
  4. You may ask a parent if you have a different idea for the form of your project, such as a movie, a poster, etc.

Reading

  1. Chapter 10
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 9 and 10.
  3. We see superstition again in this chapter. What does this verse have to say about it?

Lesson 15

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Writing

  1. Continue your work on your analyzing poetry project.
  2. Make sure you are following all the directions and aiming for a perfect score.
  3. You need to finish on Lesson 16.

Reading

  1. Chapters 11 and 12
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 11 and 12.
  3. Read about symbolism.

Lesson 16

Vocabulary

  1. Review your first three units, going over any rough spots in your memory.

Writing

  1. Finish and present your final poetry project.
  2. Use the grading rubric to score your project.
  3. Record your score.

Reading

  1. Chapter 13
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 13, 14, and 15.  Make note of where you end today.

Lesson 17

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your first three units.

Writing

  1. Look at your literary analysis assignment again.
  2. You should have a topic in mind or at least have it narrowed down. Make sure you are taking notes with page references and quotes that support your topic and, if you have it planned, your thesis.

Reading

  1. Chapters 14 and 15
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 13, 14, and 15.
  3. Read about archetypes in literature.

Lesson 18

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your first three units.

Writing

  1. Read about the passive voice. Don’t do the quiz.

Reading

  1. Chapters 16 and 17
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 16 and 17.
  3. Tom and his friends try smoking. What makes this a thousand times more stupid to do today? (answer: Today we know how bad it is for you and how addicting it is.)

Lesson 19

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your first three units.

Writing

  1. Read this page on the passive voice.
  2. Write five sentences in the passive voice and then rewrite them without it.

Reading

  1. Chapter 18
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 18, 19, and 20.

Lesson 20

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You may choose one quiz to retake. (They are on Lessons 5, 10, and 15.)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score if it is improved.

Writing

  1. Try the exercise. Type your answers before you check!

Reading

  1. Chapters 19 and 20
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 18, 19, and 20.
  3. In this chapter Tom takes Becky’s punishment. What does that say about Tom? (Think about how he used to react to punishment from Aunt Polly.)
  4. Has he matured at all?

Lesson 21

Vocabulary

  1. Read through and begin learning your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Read about active voice one more time.
  2. Try the activity on active and passive voice.

Reading

  1. Chapter 21
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.

Lesson 22

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Chapter 22
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.

Lesson 23

Vocabulary

  1. Finish learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Chapter 23
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.
  3. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 24 and 25.
  4. In Tom Sawyer, what foreshadowing, suspense, and irony have you noticed?
  5. How does suspense build in this chapter?

Lesson 24

Vocabulary

  1. Play a review game to practice your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Chapter 25
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 24 and 25.
  3. Below are some ideas for the paper you are going to write on Tom Sawyer. Be thinking about a topic and what examples you could use from the book.
    • Compare and contrast two characters
    • Discuss a running theme throughout the novel
    • Discuss symbolism/imagery within the novel
    • Discuss how suspense, irony, or foreshadowing play a part in the novel
    • Connections to history in the novel  (from GVL)

Lesson 25

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Reading

  1. Chapter 26
  2. Here is the audio link.

Lesson 26

Vocabulary

  1. Being learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Chapter 27
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 27 and 28.

Writing

  1. Read about analyzing literature and writing literary analysis.
  2. Read over the requirements for your Literary Analysis Novel Research Paper. (Your word processing program probably has a word count. Use that instead of 2-3 pages as the guideline. The length will depend on the font, the spacing, etc.)
  3. The grading rubric is on that same page.  Read over it to understand what is expected.
  4. It is due on Lesson 31.

Lesson 27

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Chapters 28 and 29
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 27 and 28.
  3. Here’s the audio link for Chapter 29.

Writing

  1. Continue to work on your Literary Analysis.
  2. This is due on Lesson 31.

Lesson 28

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Finish learning your words.

Reading

  1. Chapter 30
  2. Here’s the audio link.

Writing

  1. Continue to work on your Literary Analysis.
  2. This is due on Lesson 31.

Lesson 29

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play/practice with a game.

Reading

  1. Chapters 31 and 32
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 31 and 32.

Writing

  1. Continue to work on your Literary Analysis. Refer to Lesson 26 for the assignment. Quote the text. Use examples.
  2. This is due on Lesson 31.

Lesson 30

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Chapter 33
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 33, 34, and 35.

Writing

  1. Finish writing your Literary Analysis. Refer to Lesson 26 for the assignment. Quote the text. Use examples.
  2. In Lesson 31 you will be grading your analysis and moving on to the next topic. Don’t call it done just because you finished writing. Read it over and edit.

Lesson 31

Vocabulary

  1. Begin learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Chapters 34 and 35
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 33, 34, and 35.

Writing

  1. Finish your Literary Analysis.
  2. Grade your assignment based on the grading rubric.
  3. Record your score.
  4. Hopefully this short story sequence depiction looks a little familiar.
  5. Read the list of writing terminology. Some are ones you’ve seen before, but there is new terminology for your short story unit.
  6. At the top of the page choose flash cards or a game like Scatter to practice the terms.

Lesson 32

Vocabulary

  1. Continue learning your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Here is information on the three types of irony.
  2. Here is a page on foreshadowing.
  3. You are going to be reading short stories for a few lessons. You will be looking for examples of irony and foreshadowing while you read and taking notes on them.
  4. You will be writing a paper on these short stories, so start a document, wherever you are going to write your paper, and make a page for foreshadowing examples (what story, what was the event and hint) and make another page for examples of irony. You’ll want to find verbal, situational, and dramatic irony examples. Take good notes and list the type of irony, the story it was in, and describe the event so you can reference it in your paper.

Reading

  1. Today’s story is “Federigo’s Falcon.”
  2. Find what examples you can take notes on for foreshadowing and irony. (There are two more stories that you will read.)

Lesson 33

Vocabulary

  1. Finish learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Today you will read “The Story of an Hour.”
  2. Continue to take notes on  irony and foreshadowing as you read.
  3. What would you say is the theme of this story?
  4. Read these analyses of “The Story of an Hour.”
    1. literary critique
    2.  irony, foreshadowing  Read through “foreshadowing.”
    3.  theme

Writing

  1. How could you add dramatic irony to the story? Rewrite part of the story to add it in.
  2. You are going to write a compare and contrast essay about two of the short stories you are reading.
  3. Today, read about writing a compare and contrast essay.

Lesson 34

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with your vocabulary.

Writing

  1. Write short examples of each type of irony. (You don’t have to write out the story, just, “The main character thinks that … but …”)
  2. Record 3 points for each: 1 point for identifying the type of irony and 2 points for the example. Total: 9

Lesson 35

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test for the week.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read the short story, “The Interlopers.” Read all of the introductory material. You don’t have to print it out and answer all of the questions in writing, but stop to think about the answers as you go.
  2. What is the external conflict?
  3. What builds suspense?
  4. Where is there foreshadowing and irony in the story? (add it to your notes)
  5. Scroll down to read other students’ comments on the story.
  6. Give yourself 5 points for your foreshadowing notes for up to five examples.
  7. Give yourself 5 points for your irony notes for up to five examples.

Writing

  1. Rewrite the ending. (One example: What would have happened if they had had cell phones?)
  2. Read the rubric that you will be using to grade your compare and contrast essay.
  3. Review these compare and contrast strategies for planning the structure of your essay. (source)
  4. Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two stories you’ve chosen. (“The Story of an Hour,” “The Interlopers,” “Frederigo’s Falcon”).
    • On the left side, click on Reduce to Two.
    • Edit. Click on a section and enter this URL into the background URL spot in order to have white instead of pink and yellow.
    • Save so you can come back to this for later to help with your paper.

Lesson 36

Vocabulary

  1. Review units 4-6, going over any rough spots in your memory.

Writing

  1. Create an outline for your short stories compare and contrast essay. You should have written out your thesis statement and a topic sentence for each paragraph. You should also have quotes and examples for each point.
  2. Remember, you will need at least five paragraphs: an introduction which ends with your thesis, three points that fit your thesis, and a conclusion that restates your thesis and wraps up, leaving us satisfied 🙂
  3. This is due on Lesson 40.

Lesson 37

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review.

Writing

  1. Work on your essay. It is due on Lesson 40.
  2. Look back at Lesson 36 if you need a reminder of the assignment.

Lesson 38

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review.

Reading

  1. Read the Epic Hero.
  2. Read about the Trojan War.
  3. Here are two more readings on those topics.
  4. Write a paragraph explaining the Trojan War, what you know of Odysseus, and what will happen after the war.
  5. Do the crossword puzzle.

Writing

  1. Work on your essay. It is due on Lesson 40.
  2. Look back at Lesson 36 if you need a reminder of the assignment.

Lesson 39

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review.

Reading

  1. Watch the introduction to The Odyssey.
  2. Read this brief intro as well.
  3. Something to keep in mind as you read this:  The summaries and some quizzes will refer to characters by the Greek version of their name (for example, Odysseus).  The reading/book will refer to characters by the Roman version of their name (for example, Ulysses).  It will be helpful if you make note of these names as you go along.  Here’s a list of the Greek/Roman names of some of the gods that will be seen in The Odyssey.
  4.  Read over these questions.
  5. Read this summary of book 1.
  6. Before you read each chapter (they are called “books”), read the summary and the questions to answer for that.  You don’t have to answer in complete sentences. Answer them like you are taking notes. You can just write O for Odysseus, for example.
  7. Read book 1. (audio) For those of you who want to download it. If you look for another version, look for the one translated by Samuel Butler.
  8. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  9. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Read the rubric that will be used to grade your essay.
  2. Read your essay out loud. Mark anything that makes you stumble or sounds off.
  3. You can also try this online proofreader.
  4. Edit your essay according to how it will be graded. Your goal is to get a perfect score.
  5. On Lesson 40 you need to have your essay finished for grading.

Lesson 40

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake one of your quizzes for an improved grade. (Lessons 25, 30, and 35 have these quizzes.)
  4. You may use this score to replace your quiz score for this unit if it is improved.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 2.
  2. Read the questions for book 2.
  3. Read book 2. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read. (Answers)
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)

Writing

  1. Reread your essay and continue to edit it.
  2. Score your essay using the rubric. Record your score out of 25. (If you use the PDF, DON’T multiply by four.)
  3. Give your essay to your peer editing partner, or at least to someone who can read it and give feedback. Send along the grading rubric.
    • Ideally, your peer editing partner is someone in your same grade. They don’t have to use EP. If you can’t find someone like that among your family friends, then ask someone older than you to read your essay and give you a grade.
  4. Give your editor the grading rubric and ask them for SPECIFIC feedback and a score out of 25. Record the score.
  5. Fix up your essay based on the feedback. Re-score your essay (rubric) and record your score out of 100. (This time, multiply.)

Lesson 41

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your new words for the week. These are all the words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 3.
  2. Read the questions for book 3.
  3. Read book 3. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. You are going to write a short story. You get to be creative with the story, but you need to include irony, foreshadowing, and suspense!
  2. It doesn’t have to be long 🙂 Think of how short “The Story of an Hour” was.
  3. Think about the diagram of a story, parts of a story.
  4. Look over the grading rubric so you know what you are aiming for.
  5. Work on writing today. You will be editing and finishing on Lesson 45.

Lesson 42

Vocabulary

  1. Go to the flashcards and make sure you know the words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 4.
  2. Read the questions for book 4.
  3. Read book 4. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Work on your story. What clever moment can you put in?
  2. It is due on Lesson 45.

Lesson 43

Vocabulary

  1. Make sure you know your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 5.
  2. Read the questions for book 5.
  3. Read book 5. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Work on your story. Craft it. Does it have foreshadowing and irony?
  2. It is due on Lesson 45.

Lesson 44

Vocabulary

  1. Play a review game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 6.
  2. Read the questions for book 6.
  3. Read book 6. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Work on editing your story. It is due on Lesson 45.

Lesson 45

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 7.
  2. Read the questions for book 7.
  3. Read book 7. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Work on creating a final draft.
  2. Score your story using the grading rubric. Multiply your score by 4. Your score will be out of 80. Record your score.

STOP

This is the end of the first quarter. It’s time to save some work in your portfolio. You should probably save all of your major written work: the literary analysis, the short story and the compare and contrast essay, and the poem too, if you like. At this point you can total up your scores from the first quarter (unless you are waiting on peer editing). Divide the total by the total possible and then multiply by 100 for your grade. (Just ignore decimals.) This is your first quarter grade. At the end of the year, we can add in points for completing the reading and daily assignments, but you should try for an A. Look at where you lost points and think about what you need to do to not lose them again.

 

Lesson 46(*)

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to learn your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 8.
  2. Read the questions for book 8.
  3. Read book 8. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing(*)

  1. Work on writing.
  2. Review verb tenses.
  3. Try two exercises.
  4. (*)Print out your next grading sheet or use the Excel version.
  5. Take a quiz.
  6. It will tell you your percentage. Divide it by four and record your score out of 25.

Lesson 47

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 9.
  2. Read the questions for book 9.
  3. Read book 9. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Lesson 48

Vocabulary

  1. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 10.
  2. Read the questions for book 10.
  3. Read book 10. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Lesson 49

Vocabulary

  1. Play/practice.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 11.
  2. Read the questions for book 11.
  3. Read book 11. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. You are going to be doing a ten-minute writing time each day. Here is what you will be using.
  2. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  3. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 50

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 12.
  2. Read the questions for book 12.
  3. Read book 12. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 51

Vocabulary

  1. Read your words for the week.
  2. Write them down if that helps you learn them.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 13.
  2. Read the questions for book 13.
  3. Read book 13. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 52

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 14.
  2. Read the questions for book 14.
  3. Read book 14. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 53

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 15.
  2. Read the questions for book 15.
  3. Read book 15. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 54

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 16.
  2. Read the questions for book 16.
  3. Read book 16. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. Today you must write by hand. You need to practice for in-class written essays. They are on the SATs and will be part of many college courses.
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.

Lesson 55

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 17.
  2. Read the questions for book 17.
  3. Read book 17. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book.(alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. Today you must write by hand. You need to practice for in class written essays. They are on the SATs and will be part of many college courses.
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page. (These points will count as extra credit.)

Lesson 56

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your last three units.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 18.
  2. Read the questions for book 18.
  3. Read book 18. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Writing

  1. Write a letter from Odysseus to Penelope. Include parts of the story as you tell her what has happened to you. Use the link to make sure you write the letter in the appropriate format. The directions say that it should be one page long, but remember that it is assumed your writing is double spaced.

Lesson 57

Vocabulary

  1. Choose another review game.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 19.
  2. Read the questions for book 19.
  3. Read book 19. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Lesson 58

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Choose another review game.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 20.
  2. Read the questions for book 20.
  3. Read book 20. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Lesson 59

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play/practice.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 21.
  2. Read the questions or book 21.
  3. Read book 21. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Lesson 60

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake one of your quizzes for an improved grade. (Lessons 45, 50, and 55 have these quizzes.)
  4. You may use this score to replace your quiz score for this unit if it is improved.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 22.
  2. Read the questions for book 22.
  3. Read book 22. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Lesson 61

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 23.
  2. Read the questions for book 23.
  3. Read book 23. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. If you feel like you need more help, here is another study guide of summaries for each book. (alternate link)
  6. Check your answers.

Lesson 62

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read this summary of book 24.
  2. Read the questions for book 24.
  3. Read book 24. (audio)
  4. Answer the questions WHILE you read.
  5. Check your answers.

Lesson 63

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Complete these matching activities to help you review for the test.
  2. You can also read through the study guide or the chapter summaries to help refresh your memory.

Lesson 64

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Take your test.  (Odyssey Test)
  2. When you are all finished, check your answers or ask someone else to. You might want to ask someone else to grade your essays. Use the rubric from the test and the essay answer key. (Answers Odyssey Test)
    • 33 multiple choice questions
    • 12 points for 3 essay questions (each worth a possible 4 points)
    • 5 points if you read the WHOLE thing and didn’t skip any “books”
    • Total possible is 50 points
    • Record your score

Lesson 65

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score.

Reading

  1. Play the Odyssey game. LISTEN! If you get the answer correct, it will open to the next part of your story. If you are wrong, I need you to click your back button to get out of there. Don’t waste your time on the stupid things they wrote there. (There are some bad words used.)
  2. Tell someone what happened in your game.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 66

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your next unit of words.

Reading/Writing

  1. You have ten minutes to write an answer to one of the following Odyssey essay questions. Start the timer when you are ready. Your answer should be a complete paragraph. Your introduction should tell what you are going to be discussing in an interesting way. You should have several supporting sentences with examples from the book. Your conclusion should wrap up your point.
    • Discuss the characters’ attitudes toward strangers, including beggars and those visiting their home. How do they compare to Christian beliefs?
    • What is the relationship of humans and gods in this story? How does it compare to Christian beliefs?
    • 2 points for the introduction if it states your main idea
    • 2 points for the conclusion if it restates your point
    • 2 points for each example from the book
    • 1 point for an interesting introduction
    • 1 point for a creative conclusion
    • Total: 10 points  (chance for extra credit here)

Lesson 67

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read this sample newspaper article.

Lesson 68

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15 minutes.
  2. When you hit your limit, you can try another news source. (You could also try an incognito window.)

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 69

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15 minutes.
  2. Here’s a second site to read from.

Writing

  1. You are going to write a newspaper article.  Read over the grading rubric to understand what is expected.

Lesson 70

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15 minutes.
  2. When you hit your limit, you can try another news source. (You could also try an incognito window.)

Writing

  1. Work on your newspaper article. It is due on Lesson 71.

Lesson 71

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15 minutes.
  2. When you hit your limit, you can try another news source. (You could also try an incognito window.)

Writing

  1. Your newspaper article is due today.
  2. Use the grading rubric to score your assignment.
  3. Record your score.

Lesson 72

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Look through the flashcards for these terms.

Writing

  1. Read about pronouns.
  2. Here’s an easy activity to try.

Lesson 73

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read about the feudal system.
  2. Read about knights. (alternate link)
  3. Read about King Arthur.
  4. Learn about bards.
  5. Watch the presentation.

Writing

  1. Try this pronoun practice.

Lesson 74

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read The Sword in the Stone.  (PDF version – source)
  2. Want a break? Here’s ten minutes of Disney’s version. (You’d have to search the other parts if you want.)

Writing

  1. Here’s a harder pronoun practice. It’s okay to give up if you read the answer at the top and learn something!

Lesson 75

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Reading

  1. We’ll be reading some of Idylls of the King. This might be familiar to some of you. Here are summaries if you want them. (alternate link) It’s up to you if you want to read the summary and then the text to help you follow it.
  2. Dedication
  3. The Coming of Arthur

Writing

  1. Try this pronoun practice.

Lesson 76

Vocabulary

  1. Review your last 3 units.

Reading

  1. Guinevere

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 77

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. The Passing of Arthur

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 78

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read the first paragraph about “Le Morte D’Arthur.”
  2. That translates from the French to “The Death of Arthur.”
  3. Here is the summary.  (alternate link)
  4. Tell someone about King Arthur from Idylls of the King and from this story.
  5. Read chapter 1.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 79

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 2-6.

Lesson 80

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake one quiz for a higher score. (Lessons 65, 70, 75)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 7-11.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 81

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 12-16.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 82

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 17-21.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 83

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 22-27.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 84

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 1-5.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 85

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 6-10.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 86

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to begin learning your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 11-14.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 87

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 1-4.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 88

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 5-8.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You will do this by hand today.
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.

Lesson 89

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 9 to the end.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You will do this by hand today.
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.

Lesson 90

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Identify the characters.

Writing

  1. Read your writing assignment.
  2. Here is the rubric.
  3. You can use these links for more info.
    1. The End of Camelot
    2. Camelot Ends
    3. JFK in History
  4. Sample MLA paper (alternate link)
  5. MLA formatting
  6. Today, read through all these things and start thinking about what you are going to write. Take down some notes.

STOP

This is the end of the second quarter. It’s time to save some work in your portfolio. You should probably save all of your major written work: the article and the Camelot paper. You could also save a journal writing page or two. You might want to “print screen” a vocabulary quiz or activity to show what you are doing. At this point you can total up your scores from the second quarter. Divide the total by the total possible and then multiply by 100 for your grade. (Just ignore decimals.) This is your second quarter grade. At the end of the year, we can add in points for completing the reading and daily assignments, but you should try for an A. Look at where you lost points and think about what you need to do to not lose them again.

 

Lesson 91(*)

Vocabulary(*)

  1. (*)Print out your third quarter grading sheet or use the Excel version.
  2. Learn your new words.

Writing

  1. Make an outline for your paper.
  2. Include in your outline the examples and quotes you are going to use (make sure you record where the quotes are from).
  3. Here’s a reminder of your assignment.

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 92

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Writing

  1. Start writing.
  2. Here’s a reminder of your assignment.
  3. Here is the rubric. This is what you are aiming for, a perfect score.
  4. You will finish writing on Lesson 93.

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 93

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Writing

  1. Finish writing. (You can still edit.)

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 94

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. What is nonfiction?
    • Some examples include: essays, biographies, autobiographies, speeches, memoirs, and news reporting.
    • They need to take into account their audience, who is going to be reading or listening to their nonfiction, and their purpose, what’s their point in writing it.
  2. You can look through and practice nonfiction terms.

Writing

  1. Edit your paper. You can look at the rubric during this process (and should!) to make sure you got it right.
  2. Score your paper based on the rubric.
  3. Record your score.
  4. If you don’t finish today, take off 10 points for each day extra it takes you to finish. You have to get your work in on time!
  5. Read about parallel form. What does parallel mean?
  6. Read more about parallelism.
  7. If you think you need more
  8. Take the quiz. Record your score out of 9. (Chance for an extra credit point!)

Lesson 95

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read this article about Edmund Hillary.

Writing

  1. Read about the types and purposes of nonfiction.
  2. Here’s more on types of nonfiction.

Lesson 96

Vocabulary

  1. Review your last three units.

Reading

  1. Read these WWII articles.

Writing

  1. Match the terms to the examples. Just write down your answers. Check them by clicking on the key picture.
  2. Your next assignment will be writing a biography. (Assignment from GVL, 10th Grade Literature and Composition)
    • You can start thinking about whom you’d like to write about.
    • Include 500-700 words, in paragraph form, with MLA formatting.
    • Use at least 3 sources to find information. (Remember to look for valid websites)
    • Use in-text citations. (at least 4)
    • Include a correctly formatted MLA works cited page.
    • Cover details about the author’s or poet’s birth/death, early influences, education, major accomplishments, and significance.
    • Write in the 3rd person.

Lesson 97

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read these WWII articles.

Writing

  1. Read about writing a biography.

Lesson 98

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read “No News from Auschwitz (PDF – source).” (website)
  2. Read this excerpt of Kennedy’s speech to Congress on going to space (a decade before we reached the moon).

Writing

  1. Read this sample biography. (source)
  2. Here is your grading rubric.
  3. Remember your assignment directions.
    • Include 500-700 words, in paragraph form, with MLA formatting.
    • Use at least 3 sources to find information. (Remember to look for valid websites)
    • Use in-text citations. (at least 4)
    • Include a correctly formatted MLA works cited page.
    • Cover details about the author’s or poet’s birth/death, early influences, education, major accomplishments, and significance.
    • Write in the 3rd person.
  4. Research your topic. Remember about choosing quality resources!

Lesson 99

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor” by Arthur Conan Doyle. (audio)
  2. Respond. Create a document discussing this story’s elements.
    • Setting: Place, Time, Weather, Social conditions, Mood/atmosphere
    • Plot: Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution
    • Conflict: External, Internal (what type? man vs man, man vs. society, etc.)
    • Describe the man character.
    • What point of view is it written from? (first person “I”, omniscient all-seeing narrator, etc.)
    • What is the theme of the story? How do you know?

Review

  1. Parallelism

Writing

  1. Research. Look for quotes. Write down the sources!
  2. Work on your outline.
  3. Include your quotes and sources.
  4. This assignment is due on Lesson 105.
  5. I’m not going to tell you what to do each day. You will research, outline, write, edit and finalize. Use your directions and your rubric. Manage your time and be smart about it. Don’t leave it for the last day.

Lesson 100

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake one quiz for a higher score. (Lessons 85, 90, 95)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You will do this by hand today.
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.

Reading

  1. Spend ten minutes reading the news.

Lesson 101

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review units 1-3.

Writing

  1. Review using MLA format. (video for setting it up in Word)
  2. MLA formatting resource
  3. There’s nothing to record on your grading sheet today.

Lesson 102

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review units 10-12.

Writing

  1. Read about citing sources. (Use the links on the left when you need them.)
  2. Take the quiz again. Don’t plagiarize!
  3. You can record up to 5 points.

Reading

  1. You are going to be reading Emma by Jane Austen.
  2. Read about the novel. (alternate link)
  3. Remind yourself about writing a thesis or literary analysis. You’ve seen these before.
  4. Give this quiz on literary terms a try.
  5. Record up to 10 points out of 5 (each question is worth 1/2 a point). (potential for extra credit)

Lesson 103

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review units 4-6.

Writing

  1. Here’s your literary analysis project. You will not be turning anything in until you finish the project. You will be doing the research, reading the novel, and writing the analysis.

Reading

  1. Begin reading Emma. Take notes. Write down quotes/examples that would help your analysis paper. Write down the page numbers!
  2. Here’s the audio book if you would like to listen while you read.
  3. Here is the downloadable version.
  4. Read chapters 1 and 2.  Audio chapter 1 and chapter 2.
  5. Read “content issues” in your Emma class discussion notes. While characters in such novels may reference God and attend church, it is because that is the cultural norm, not necessarily a deeply-felt faith. Emma, like Tom Sawyer, is not a character to emulate.

Lesson 104

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review units 13-15.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 3-4. Audio chapter 3 and chapter 4.
  2. Read about mood.

Writing

  1. Read on plurals and possessives.
  2. Then take a quiz to make sure you get it.

Lesson 105

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review units 7-9.

Writing

  1. Score your biography with this rubric. Did you get it done? Take off 10 points for every day you are late.
  2. If you don’t finish today, take off 10 points for each day extra it takes you to finish. You have to get your work in on time!

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 106

Vocabulary

  1. Begin to learn your new unit.

Writing

  1. Quickly read through these pages on plurals and possessives to make sure you know it.
  2. Take this quiz. DO NOT click on the answer sheet on that page. Keep your page open with your answers showing. When you are finished, check your answers here.
  3. Record your score out of 25. (potential for extra credit)

Reading

  1. Read chapters 5-6. Audio chapter 5 and chapter 6.
  2. Read about Austen’s use of language on page 2.

Lesson 107

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 7. Audio chapter 7.
  2. Do this review of elements of a story.

Writing

  1. Read about the elements of stories. (You don’t have to know all those words.)
  2. Here’s a plot diagram for Cinderella.  (Here’s an alternative with a little explanation.)
  3. Solve the crossword puzzle. There are no spaces between words. Five across is the fancy word for resolution.

Lesson 108

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 8. Audio chapter 8.
  2. “Mood” in literature deals with the emotion you feel while you are reading the story, and how the author created this feeling. What type of mood has the author created in the first chapters of your novel?   (question from GVL)
  3. Tell someone about the mood of Emma and how Austen creates that mood.

Lesson 109

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9.  Audio chapter 9.

Writing

  1. Create a character for a short story. Describe him or her in as much detail as possible. Write not only what he looks like but what he sounds like, what he likes to do, what he says all the time, what his strengths and weaknesses are, what makes him mad, what makes him laugh, what intrigues him, what confuses him…  Include how you make this a dynamic character. How would this character change over time?

Lesson 110

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 10.  Audio chapter 10.
  2. Read about Austen’s use of word play, including satire and irony, on page 3.

Writing

  1. Create a setting for your short story. What’s the main setting (time and big location)? Is there more than one minor location (in the house, at the piano recital…)?
  2. Use as much detail as possible.

Lesson 111

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 11.  Audio chapter 11.
  2. Read about wisdom, morals and advice in the novel.

Writing

  1. Read Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist.” (I know I’m asking you to read for writing. I sometimes feel silly writing “writing” or “reading.” They go together a lot. Do you want to know one of the best ways to become a better writer? Read great writing!)
  2. Tell someone what you think about the person fasting in the story. What did you think about him at the beginning? What did you think about him in the end?
  3. Do your best to complete this diagram of the story. Click and type.
  4. Create an antagonist and conflict for your story. Know everything about it.

Lesson 112

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 12.  Audio chapter 12.
  2. Read about the connections to current events in Emma found on pages 4 and 5 of the class discussion notes.
  3. Read a guide to “A Hunger Artist.”

Writing

  1. Fill out a plot diagram for your story.

Lesson 113

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13.  Audio chapter 13.
  2. Take the quiz.
  3. Record your score out of 4.

Writing

  1. Start writing your short story. It’s due on Lesson 116. Write and edit. When you plan out how to manage your time, you should really be editing it on Lesson 115. You can read over it again on Lesson 116, but you should never plan on still be working on an assignment the day it’s due. You want to be prepared!
  2. Here’s your rubric.

Lesson 114

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to practice your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 14.  Audio chapter 14.
  2. Remember to be thinking about your analysis paper.
    • Theme of your novel (meaning and evidence throughout the story)
    • Symbolism in the novel (instances and meanings)
    • Character analysis (motives of character, appearance, etc., and how they are all tied together and to the story)
    • Comparison/contrast between two characters (protagonist/antagonist relationship)
    • Setting of your novel (how the author uses the setting to reach the reader and impact the plot)
    • Conflict in your novel (what is it, who is involved, what makes it important)
    • The history of your novel (why it is important to the story and how the author uses it)

Lesson 115

Vocabulary

  1. Take your vocabulary test.
  2. Record your score out of ten.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 15.  Audio chapter 15.
  2. Take the short story terms quiz.
  3. Record your score. It will be counted out of 6 instead of 10, so getting 6 right would be a perfect score. Anything above that would be extra credit.

Lesson 116

Vocabulary

  1. Begin to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 16.  Audio chapter 16.

Writing

  1. Score your story using your rubric. Record your score.
  2. Give your essay to your peer editing partner, or at least to someone who can read it and give feedback. Send along the grading rubric.
    • Ideally, your peer editing partner is someone in your same grade. They don’t have to use EP. If you can’t find someone like that among your family friends, then ask someone older than you to read your essay and give you a grade.
  3. When you get your feedback score, divide it in half and record it.
  4. Fix up your story based on the feedback. Re-score your story and record it.
  5. New Assignment
    • Read over your next writing assignment.
    • Here is your rubric.
    • This is due on Lesson 121. Make sure you leave time for editing layout and adding photos!

Lesson 117

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 17 and 18.  Audio chapter 17 and chapter 18.
  2. Read chapter 19.  Audio chapter 19.

Lesson 118

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20.  Audio chapter 20.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 119

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21.  Audio chapter 21.

Lesson 120

Vocabulary

  1. Take your test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 22.  Audio chapter 22.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 121

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words from the last three units.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 23.  Audio chapter 23.

Writing

  1. Score your newspaper according to the rubric.
  2. Record your score. Take off 10 points for every day that it is late. You have to turn your work in on time!

Lesson 122

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 24.  Audio chapter 24.
  2. Read the poetry terms. You can use the flashcard activity to work on learning them.
  3. Scroll down and read examples of figurative language from Robert Frost’s poems.
  4. Read “The Swing.” What poetic devices does he use in lines 1/3, 2/4, 5/6, and 9? (Answers: end rhyme, slant rhyme, consonance, alliteration)

Writing

  1. Read about types of sentence structures.  If you need more, here’s another site, The Fab Four.
  2. Take the types of sentences quiz.
  3. Record your score.

Lesson 123

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 25.  Audio chapter 25.
  2. Read the news.

Writing

  1. Complete this puzzle on identifying poetic devices.

Lesson 124

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read the first part of chapter 26.
  2. Audio chapter 26.

Writing

  1. Watch this video and complete all of the assignments she asked you to do. Stop the video and write the sentences before continuing.
  2. Read about writing descriptively.
  3. Look around your room. Write the best descriptive sentence you can about something in the room where you are. Use at least one poetic device. If you use more than one, go get a high five and/or hug.

Lesson 125

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake one quiz for a higher score. (Lessons 110, 115, 120)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Reading

  1. Finish chapter 26.  Audio chapter 26.
  2. Read about understanding poetry.

Writing

  1. Read about how to analyze poetry. (source)
  2. Read these poems once to get the mood, the feeling of them. Do you recognize a theme?
  3. Read them again with a pencil in hand and mark all of the figurative language you can identify.
  4. Write a paragraph or poem about ten lines long describing this scene. Use figurative language.

Lesson 126

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 27.  Audio chapter 27.

Writing

  1. Complete the descriptive writing assignment.
  2. Score your paragraph based on this rubric.
  3. Record your score.

Lesson 127

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to continue learning your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 28.  Audio chapter 28.
  2. Read the news.

Writing

  1. Complete the poem assignment.
  2. Score your poem based on this rubric.
  3. Record your score.

Lesson 128

Vocabulary

  1. Continue learning your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 29.  Audio chapter 29.

Writing

  1. Complete the crossword puzzle. There are no spaces between words.
  2. Do you remember? Take the quiz on sentence types.
  3. Read through your next project. It is due on Lesson 132. Make sure you leave time for making the media part of your project. Follow the directions carefully.

Lesson 129

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 30.  Audio chapter 30.
  2. Read chapter 31.  Audio chapter 31.

Lesson 130

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 32.  Audio chapter 32.

Lesson 131

Vocabulary

  1. Begin to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 33.  Audio chapter 33.

Lesson 132

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 34.  Audio chapter 34.

Writing

  1. Finish your project and score it using the rubric.
  2. Record your score out of 105. Take off 10 points for every day that it is late.

Lesson 133

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 35.  Audio chapter 35.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 134

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 36.  Audio chapter 36.

Lesson 135

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 37.  Audio chapter 37.
  2. Read the news.

STOP

This is the end of the third quarter. It’s time to save some work in your portfolio. You should probably save all of your major written work: the newspaper and the short story. You might want to “print screen” a vocabulary quiz or activity to show what you are doing. At this point you can total up your scores from the third quarter. Divide the total by the total possible and then multiply by 100 for your grade. (Just ignore decimals.) This is your third quarter grade. At the end of the year, we can add in points for completing the reading and daily assignments, but you should try for an A. Look at where you lost points and think about what you need to do to not lose them again.

 

Lesson 136(*)

Vocabulary(*)

  1. (*) Print out your grading sheet for the fourth quarter or use the Excel version.
  2. Use the flashcards to begin to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 38.  Audio chapter 38.

Lesson 137

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to continue learning your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 39.  Audio chapter 39.

Lesson 138

Vocabulary

  1. Continue learning your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 40.  Audio chapter 40.
  2. Read chapter 41.  Audio chapter 41.

Lesson 139

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to practice your words.

Reading

  1. Read part 1 of chapter 42.  Audio chapter 42 (make a note of where you stop so you can resume in the next lesson).

Lesson 140

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read part 2 of chapter 42.  Audio chapter 42 (pick up where you left off).

Lesson 141

Vocabulary

  1. Review the words from your last three units.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 43.  Audio chapter 43.
  2. Morals and themes run throughout all literature. The purpose of most fables, folktales, and fairy tales is to teach some kind of lesson. Proverbs and sayings are intended to offer wisdom. Have you found a running theme in your novel? Have you found any bits of wisdom or advice offered in the text? Is there another use, other than entertainment, that the author of your novel may have intended? (source: GVL 10th Lit and Comp)

Lesson 142

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 44.  Audio chapter 44.

Writing

  1. Go over your key terms. You can use the flashcards to help you learn them. These aren’t all new words.
  2. Use what resources you need to make sure you know subject-verb agreement.
  3. Know it? Test it.
  4. Record your score out of 25 (divide your percentage by 4). If you didn’t do well, you can go back to those resources and then take a new quiz to try again.

Lesson 143

Vocabulary

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 45.  Audio chapter 45.

Lesson 144

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 46.  Audio chapter 46.

 

Lesson 145

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You can retake a quiz for a higher score. (Lessons 130, 135, 140)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 47.    Audio chapter 47.

Lesson 146

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to begin to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 48.  Audio chapter 48.
  2. Read through the list of terms. They aren’t all new.
  3. Learn about the parts of a prepositional phrase.

Lesson 147

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to continue to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 49.    Audio chapter 49.

Lesson 148

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Continue to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 50.    Audio chapter 50.

Lesson 149

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 51.    Audio chapter 51.

Lesson 150

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 52.    Audio chapter 52.

Lesson 151

Vocabulary

  1. Begin to learn your new words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 53.  Audio chapter 53.

Lesson 152

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Finish the book. Read chapters 54 and 55.   Audio chapter 54 and chapter 55.
  2. Take the Emma quiz. (alternate link)
  3. Record your score out of 10. (potential for extra credit)

Lesson 153

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Read about Shakespeare.
  2. Read quickly through Shakespeare facts.
  3. Read his biography.
  4. Read this guide to Shakespearean language.
  5. Read pages 1 and 2 about reading his plays.
  6. Read about the elements of drama.
  7. Read this guide to the play you are going to be reading, Much Ado About Nothing
  8. Read the first three pages: summary, about, characters.  (alternate link)

Writing

  1. Write four lines of iambic pentameter.
  2. You have to get the stress right. (begin , trumpet  — the bold shows the stress)
  3. Read this page about how to read Shakespeare out loud.
  4. Now, gather an audience and read your lines out loud.
  5. Record 25 points: 5 points for each line that correctly follows the format, and 5 points for delivery, if your audience could hear and understand you.
  6. You will be writing your next literary analysis on Emma.
  7. Here is your rubric.
  8. This assignment is due on Lesson 160.

Lesson 154

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read about word play and malapropisms.
  2. Read Act 1 (all 3 scenes)
  3. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

  1. Write a malapropism. Just one sentence is all it takes.

Lesson 155

Vocabulary

  1. Take your test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Read this analysis of the scene you are going to read today.  (alternate link)
  2. Read Act 2 Scene 1. (modern translation)
  3. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

  1. Can you describe any of the characters? What have you learned about them?

Lesson 156

Vocabulary

  1. Begin to learn your last unit of words.

Reading

  1. Read Act 2 to the end (Scene 2; Scene 3) and Scene 1 from Act 3. (modern translation – click through to more scenes at the bottom)
  2. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

Writing

    1. Can you find a line with word play? Copy it. Cite it.

Lesson 157

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your final unit of words.

Reading

    1. Read Act 3 scene 2 and scene 3. (modern translation – more scenes at the bottom)

Writing

    1. Write a diary entry for one of the characters.

Lesson 158

Vocabulary

  1. Continue to learn your words.

Reading

  1. Finish Act 3: scene 4 and scene 5 (modern translation – more scenes at the bottom)

Writing

  1. You have 10 minutes. Write about one of the characters. Write about the kind of person he is, the decisions he makes, what’s admirable or undesirable about the character…Is this someone you would want to be friends with? Why or why not?
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 159

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read Act 4 Scene 1. (modern translation)
  2. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic (alternate link) on Much Ado About Nothing (that makes sense at this point in the play). Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Score it according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words. Double the score and record it.

Lesson 160

Vocabulary

  1. Take your test.
  2. Record your score out of 10.

Reading

  1. Finish Act 4. (modern translation)
  2. Read the class discussion notes.

Writing

  1. Answer one of the questions raised in the class discussion notes. Answer in a complete paragraph. The first sentence should restate your question and let the reader know what you are answering. Include examples from the play.
  2. Record 5 points for a complete paragraph that restates the question and answers the question.
  3. Your paper on Emma is due today.
  4. Score it according to the rubric.
  5. Record your score

Lesson 161

Vocabulary

  1. Review your last three units of words.

Reading

  1. Read Act 5 Scene 1. (modern translation)
  2. Tell someone what’s happening.

Writing

  1. Answer another question raised in the class discussion.
  2. Record 5 points for a complete paragraph that restates the question and answers the question.

Lesson 162

Vocabulary

  1. Choose a game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Finish the play. (Scene 2; scene 3; scene 4) (modern translation – more scenes at the bottom)

Writing

  1. Try your hand at writing a summary of the play.
  2. Give it to someone to read.
  3. Give yourself 5 points if they knew what the plot was when they were done reading.

Lesson 163

Vocabulary

  1. Choose another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. You are going to be reading some nonfiction.
  2. Learn some about Theodore Roosevelt.
  3. Read the beginning of Theodore Roosevelt‘s First Annual Address.
  4. Take the quiz on Much Ado About Nothing.  (alternate link)
  5. Record your score out of 10. (potential for extra credit)

Writing

  1.  Choose a topic (alternate link) on Much Ado About Nothing. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Score according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.  DOUBLE the score.

Lesson 164

Vocabulary

  1. Choose another game to review your words.

Reading

  1. Read some moreof Theodore Roosevelt‘s First Annual Address.

Writing

  1. Choose two topics on Much Ado About Nothing. Start the timer at 20 minutes. Write by hand unless you get specific permission to do otherwise. (Make sure you tell them I’m telling you to do it by hand! Don’t be sneaky. Why? You will likely be taking the SATs, which require a handwritten essay done in 25 minutes.)
  2. Record your score according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.  DOUBLE the score for each.

Lesson 165

Vocabulary

  1. If you got 100% on all of your vocab quizzes, then you have no vocabulary assignment today. Congratulations!
  2. Look over your words.
  3. You may choose one quiz to retake. (They are on Lessons 150, 155, and 160.)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score if it is improved.

Reading

  1. Read 10 pages of Roosevelt’s hunting adventures. Stop at the end of page 103.

Writing

  1. Learn about revising and editing. Make sure you understand the best ways to go about this process and what to look for.
  2. Also, make sure you know the nonfiction literary terms.

Lesson 166

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review units 16-18.

Reading

  1. Read about Momaday.
    • biography
    • The Way to Rainy Mountain
    • “I get a kick out of hearing people say this, but Momaday has been referred to as the Shakespeare of Native American letters. And I think that phrase captures something of his significance, in the sense of a baseline excellence — as a writer. He’s a person with a tremendously imagistic mind, but he loves the voice in what he does. He got his Ph.D. from Stanford and worked on Yvor Winters’s work. So, he studied poetry, and he studied it in a generation when the sound of it was very important — knowing how it sounded as well as it how it could be structured.” Kathryn Shanley
    • On Lesson 167 you’ll have to watch an hour-long video on Momaday. You may want to watch 20 minutes of it now so tomorrow won’t be so long.

Writing

  1. Choose a topic. Start the timer. Write. You can do this by hand or by typing (today).
  2. Record your score out of five according to the rules at the top of the page.  If you type, 3/4 of a page = 250 words, 2/3 = 200 words, 1/2 = 150 words, 1/3 = 100 words.

Lesson 167

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review units 10-12.

Reading

  1. Watch the Momaday video.

Lesson 168

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review units 1-3.

Reading

  1. Read about Amelia Edwards.

Lesson 169(*)

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review units 13-15.

Reading(*)

  1. Read to see what your next readings are going to be about.
  2. Read this biography of Aesop.
  3. Look at this list of elements in a fable.
  4. Read a selection of Aesop’s Fables. (source)
  5. Read this West African folktale
  6. Read “The Story of the Little Red Hen.”
  7. (*)Print and fill out a fable chart for it, or create your own list with these elements.

Writing

  1. Read over your next writing assignment.
  2. Here is your rubric.
  3. Get started. It is due on Lesson 172. Make a list of what needs to get done and make a schedule for when you should complete each part. On Lesson 172 you should be rereading the rubric and making final edits.

Lesson 170(*)

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game to review units 4-6.

Reading(*)

  1. Read “The Ugly Duckling.”
  2. (*)Print and fill out a fable chart for it, or create your own list with these elements.
  3. The book of Proverbs in the Bible is considered “wisdom literature.” Here are some examples from Proverbs 20:  13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—then goes off and boasts about the purchase.15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
  4. Read these proverbs.

Test Prep

  1. You may want to take the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP test after this course. If you pass, and of course you will, you would get college credit. You could also label this as an honors course. Even if you aren’t going to take the test, it won’t hurt you to try one practice question each day. Just do the one question. We’ll do the rest day by day.

Lesson 171

Vocabulary

  1. For the next 9 lessons, you’ll want to be reviewing your vocabulary words and preparing for your final exam. Part of your final exam will be a 50-question multiple-choice vocabulary test.
  2. Here are links to the comprehensive 3-unit groupings of flashcards if you’d like to use them. Units 1-3  Units 4-6  Units 7-9  Units 10-12  Units 13-15  Units 16-18  Units 19-21  Units 22-24

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Lesson 172

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Writing

  1. Finish your fable assignment.
  2. Score it according to the rubric.
  3. Record your score.
  4. Read over your last assignment.
  5. You can choose any topic.
  6. Here is your rubric.
  7. It is due on Lesson 179.

Lesson 173

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question
  2. Here is a study sheet for your final. You could also use Quizlet to practice them.

Lesson 174

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question
  2. Here is a study sheet for your final. You could use Quizlet to practice them.

Lesson 175

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question
  2. For your final, you will also be answering some of the “essential questions” found on the first page of each unit.

Lesson 176

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Lesson 177

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Lesson 178

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question (Finish the page.)

Lesson 179

  1. Grade your non-fiction writing assignment according to the rubric. Score them separately. (For the podcast, instead of font, color, etc., it could be music, sounds, etc. Double the newsletter score and add to it the podcast score and record out of 60.)
  2. Record your score.
  3. Study for your final. Review your worksheets, notes, and all of the key terms.

Lesson 180

Vocabulary

  1. Take the vocabulary portion of your final exam.  (50 points)
  2. Take the multiple choice portion of your final exam.   (25 points)
  3. Take the essay answer portion of your final exam.  (25 points)
  4. Record your score.
  5. Find CLEP help below.
  6. It’s time to figure out your final grade. Use your grading sheet. After you figure out your quarter grade. Add together all of your quarter totals and divide by the course total.
  7. It’s also time to finalize your portfolio for this course. Keep copies of your final and all major writing assignments.
  8. Please take the polls. Answer honestly to help others choose the best courses for themselves.

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