Literature and Composition

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Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Though not necessary as a prerequisite, English – 8 directly precedes this course in the progression. English 8 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 submit work for peer editing. Students will also read a variety of nonfiction and will be expected to produce a newspaper, newsletter and podcast 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.

*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.

Reading List

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

Plays: Antigone, Sophocles; Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare

Short stories: The Machine that Won the War, Asimov; The Story of an Hour, Chopin; The Interlopers, Saki; Two Kinds, Tan; Lamb to the Slaughter, Dahl; 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 window and you should be right back here for the next lesson. Okay?

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

  1. (*)Print out the first quarter or use the Excel version.
  2. Learn your vocabulary for the week. Click the flashcards and make sure you know the words.

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. Make sure you know the words.

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. Choose the test for each set of words: one, two.
  2. After your quiz you can review your wrong answers.
  3. Record your score out of 10. (how many you got right–there are five in each set)

Writing

  1. You will be reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. If you have already read it and really don’t want to read it again, you can choose another. But it’s also okay to read it again, because this time you are going to be looking at it from a literary analysis perspective.
    • Some other book choices are The Joy Luck Club and Across Five Aprils.
    • You will be reading throughout the course and later will be writing a literary analysis research paper on a theme in the book you choose.
  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. 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. Write down the first half of the words with their definitions

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. You will read a chapter a lesson.
  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 second half of the words with their definitions that you don’t have yet and review the ones you saw 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. Chapter 2
  2. Here’s the audio link.  (This link is Chapters 1 and 2.  Start where Chapter 1 ended.)

Lesson 8

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play a game. If you choose Gravity and “answer with term,” you can practice your spelling.
  2. Look over your words.

Writing/Grammar

  1. Learn about sentence fragments.
  2. Find the fragments. If you get one wrong, READ the explanation. Learn from your mistake and then your mistake becomes a positive thing.
  3. Learn about run-on sentences.
  4. Fix the run-on sentences.
  5. Take the quiz.

Reading

  1. Chapter 3
  2. Here’s the audio link.  (This is for Chapters 3 and 4.  Write down where Chapter 3 ends today.)
  3. 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 9(*)

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play a game or practice with your words however helps you best.
  2. Look over your words.

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

Lesson 10

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.  If spelling is your downfall, click on “options.”
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question). Use your definition list to check your worksheet answers.

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 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 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. 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 12

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing

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

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 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 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 14

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week. Can you spell them?

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 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 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. 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 16

Vocabulary

  1. Write down the first half of the words with their definitions.

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

Lesson 17

Vocabulary

  1. Write down the second half of the words with their definitions.

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. Chapter 12
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 11 and 12.

Lesson 18

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Writing

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

Reading

  1. Chapter 13
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 13, 14, and 15.

Lesson 19

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

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 14
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 13, 14, and 15.

Lesson 20

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

Writing

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

Reading

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

Lesson 21

Vocabulary

  1. Read through 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 16
  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 22

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing

  1. Hopefully this short story sequence depiction looks a little familiar.
  2. Read the list of writing terminology. Some are ones you’ve seen before, but there is new terminology for your short story unit.
  3. At the top of the page choose flash cards or a game like Scatter to practice the terms.

Reading

  1. Chapter 17
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 16 and 17.

Lesson 23

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Writing*

  1. *Print out and complete the first two columns of this chart on the types of irony.
  2. Here is more information on the three types of irony.
  3. Here is a page on foreshadowing.
  4. You are going to be reading short stories and looking for examples of these things while you read.

Reading*

  1. *Print out and complete this foreshadowing chart as you read. (You won’t have page numbers.)
  2. You will also fill in your irony chart as you read.
  3. Today’s story is “The Machine that Won the War.”
  4. Find what examples you can to fill in your chart. (There are two more stories that you will read.)
  5. What is the external conflict?
  6. What about the story creates suspense?
  7. Chapter 18
  8. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 18, 19, and 20.

Lesson 24

Vocabulary

  1. Learn your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read this short analysis of “The Machine that Won the War.”
  2. Today you will read “The Story of an Hour.”
  3. Continue to fill in your irony and foreshadowing charts as you read.
  4. What would you say is the theme of this story?
  5. Chapter 19
  6. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 18, 19, and 20.

Writing

  1. How could you add dramatic irony to the story? Rewrite part of the story to add it in.

Lesson 25

Vocabulary

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

Reading

  1. Read these analyses of “The Story of an Hour.”
    1. literary critique
    2.  irony, foreshadowing  Read through “foreshadowing.”
    3.  theme
  2. Chapter 20
  3. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 18, 19, and 20.
  4. 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.)
  5. Has he matured at all?

Lesson 26

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and their definitions.

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 charts)
  5. Chapter 21
  6. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.

Writing

  1. Rewrite the ending. (One example: What would have happened if they had had cell phones?)

Lesson 27

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the second half of the words and their definitions. You can also review what you have already seen.

Reading

  1. Scroll down to read other students’ comments on the story.
  2. Make sure your charts are filled in.
  3. Give yourself 5 points for each completed chart.
  4. Chapter 22
  5. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.

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 28

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Chapter 23
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 21, 22, and 23.
  3. In Tom Sawyer, what foreshadowing, suspense, and irony have you noticed?

Lesson 29

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Writing

  1. You are going to write a compare and contrast essay about two of the short stories you read.
  2. Today, read about writing a compare and contrast essay.

Reading

  1. Chapter 24
  2. Here is the audio link.  This is for Chapters 24 and 25.
  3. How does suspense build in this chapter?

Lesson 30*

Vocabulary

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

Writing*

  1. Read the rubric that you will use to grade your essay. (The last column is cut off. That column would be a score of 1 for “meets little/no expectations.”)
  2. Review these compare and contrast strategies for planning the structure of your essay. (source)
  3. *Use this Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two stories you’ve chosen. (“The Story of the Hour,” “The Interlopers,” “The Machine That Won the War”)

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 31

Vocabulary

  1. Review your lesson 1 and lesson 2 vocabulary.

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 🙂

Reading

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

Lesson 32

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game. Once you start guessing, it will show you the definition.

Writing

  1. Work on writing your essay.
  2. On Lesson 33 you will finish writing it.

Reading

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

Lesson 33

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Do a word search.

Writing

  1. Try to finish writing your first draft of your essay.

Reading

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

Lesson 34

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with your vocabulary.

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 35 you need to finish your essay for grading.

Reading

  1. Chapter 29
  2. Here’s the audio link.

Lesson 35 

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 30, 20, and 10.)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score if it is improved.

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.)

Reading

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

Lesson 36

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions.

Writing

  1. Take the matching quiz. Write your letter answers down and then click on the key picture to check.
  2. If you didn’t take English 8, you will have to guess at some, but some you should be able to figure out. It doesn’t count against you if you don’t know.
  3. Record your score. (all extra credit points)
  4. If you have not left feedback for an essay on the peer edit page, complete that today.

Reading

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

Lesson 37

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to finish writing down all the words for unit 4.

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 40.

Reading

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

Lesson 38

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Writing

  1. Work on writing

Reading

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

Lesson 39

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Writing

  1. Finish writing your story (you can keep working on editing).

Reading

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

Lesson 40

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test. Remember, if spelling is your downfall, you can click on options.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

Writing

  1. Work on editing your piece and create 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.
  3. (I earlier had this as a peer editing assignment. If your grading sheet lists a feedback grade, just ignore it. The scoring will all work out if you follow the directions in number 2.)

Reading

  1. Chapter 35
  2. Here’s the audio link.  This is for Chapters 33, 34, and 35.
  3. Turn the page and read the conclusion.

Lesson 41

Vocabulary

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

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 45.
  5. You will not be submitting this for peer editing.

Lesson 42

Vocabulary

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

Writing

  1. Work on your assignment.

Lesson 43

Vocabulary

  1. Make sure you know your words.

Writing

  1. Work on your assignment.

Lesson 44

Vocabulary

  1. Make sure you know your words.

Writing

  1. Work on your assignment.

Lesson 45

Vocabulary

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

Writing

  1. Finish your assignment.
  2. Grade your assignment based on the grading rubric.
  3. 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 write down the first half of the words and definitions.

Writing(*)

  1. Here’s a verb review.
  2. More on 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.

Reading

  1. Read the drama terms.
  2. Complete the crossword puzzle on drama terms.

Lesson 47

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions.

Writing

  1. Read about Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy.
  2. Read about Aristotle’s Six Elements of Drama.
  3. Read about Aristotle’s The Poetics.

Reading

  1. Read summaries of the three plays in the trilogy and read about the trilogy.  Alternate links:  summaries   three plays   trilogy   and about the trilogy

Lesson 48

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Writing

  1. Read about the elements of drama.

Reading

  1. Read the discussions on Antigone.
  2. Read these quotes from the play with analysis to help you get “into” the language of the play.
  3. What sums up the meaning of the play? What book of the Bible does this remind you of? (hint: Asked earlier about something else reminding of this same book.) (answer: Ecclesiastes)

Lesson 49(*)

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading(*)

  1. (*)Print out this study guide for Antigone or type right on it. Fill it in as you reach each section.
  2. Here’s an audio version of the play if you are interested.
  3. Start with a summary of lines 1-116. (alternate link) I want to point out that the summaries are based on a different translation of the play (remember that the original play was in ancient Greek). The story is still the same, so they are useful, but any quotes from the play won’t be exact quotes from what you are reading.
  4. Read part 1 of Antigone. Stop where you see the break indicated in the text.
  5. Read the next summary of lines 117-178. (alternate link)
  6. Read part 2 of Antigone.

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. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 179-376.  (alternate link)
  3. Read part 3 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 377-416.  (alternate link)
  5. Read part 4 of Antigone.

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. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 417-655. (alternate link)
  3. Read part 5 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 656-700. (alternate link)
  5. Read part 6 of Antigone.

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. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 701-878.  (alternate link)
  3. Read part 7 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 879-894. (alternate link)
  5. Read part 8 of Antigone.

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. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 895-969. (alternate link)
  3. Read part 9 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 970-1034.  (alternate link)
  5. Read part 10 of Antigone.

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. Learn your words.

Reading

  1. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 1035-1089.  (alternate link)
  3. Read part 11 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 1090-1237.  (alternate link)
  5. Read part 12 of Antigone.

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. Keep your study guide available and fill in the answers as you are able.
  2. Read the summary of lines 1238-1273.  (alternate link)
  3. Read part 13 of Antigone.
  4. Read the summary of lines 1274 – 1470.  (alternate link)
  5. Read part 14 of Antigone.

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. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 6.

Reading

  1. Complete the character match up.
  2. Read this sample newspaper article.

Writing

  1. Answer the following questions in a well-written paragraph (8-10 sentences). Teiresias tells Creon, “The only crime is pride.” What does he mean by this? How can pride lead to faulty judgment? Can poor decisions be rectified? How?(from GVL)
  2. Record 1 point for each sentence up to 10. Subtract a point for anything missing: introductory sentence which explains the question, answers to any of the above questions.

Lesson 57

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions from unit 6.

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15-20 minutes.

Writing

  1. Review what Aristotle said about tragedy and tragic heroes. Do you think there is a tragic hero in the story of Antigone? Who do you consider the tragic hero? Why? Support your claim with evidence and examples from the story. (Responses should be at least 6-9 sentences.)  (from GVL)
  2. Record 1 point for each sentence, up to 9 points. Subtract a point for anything missing: introductory sentence which explains the question, the answer to the question, evidence, examples.

Lesson 58

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15-20 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 59

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15-20 minutes.

Writing

  1. Work on your newspaper article. It is due on Lesson 60.

Lesson 60

Vocabulary

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

Reading

  1. Read the newspaper for 15-20 minutes.

Writing

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

Lesson 61

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Reading

  1. Look through the flashcards for these terms.

Writing

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

Lesson 62

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

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 63

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with words from units 4-6.

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 64

Vocabulary

  1. Finish crossword puzzle or play the Gravity game.

Reading

  1. The next few days we’ll read excerpts from Idylls of the King. This should 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 65

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 60, 50, 40 have these quizzes.)
  4. You may use this score to replace your quiz score for this unit if it is improved.

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 66

Vocabulary

  1. 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 67

Vocabulary

  1. 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 68

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with words from units 1-3.

Reading

  1. Read chapters 2-6.

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 this spelling game. Once you start guessing, it will show you the definition.

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 70

Vocabulary

  1. Something different: Try this vocab activity.

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 71

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 72

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 73

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning 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 74

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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 75

Vocabulary

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

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 76

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words for unit 7.

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 77

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions for unit 7.

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 78

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play/practice.
  2. Look over 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 79

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

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
  5. MLA formatting
  6. Today, read through all these things and start thinking about what you are going to write. Take down some notes.

Lesson 80

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

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 81

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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 82.

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 82

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Writing

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

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 83

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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!

Reading

  1. Spend 15-20 minutes reading the news.

Lesson 84

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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. Read about parallel form. What does parallel mean?
  2. Read more about parallelism.
  3. If you think you need more
  4. Take the quiz. Record your score out of 9. (Chance for an extra credit point!)

Lesson 85

Vocabulary

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

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 86

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the words and definitions for the first half of the words for unit 8.

Reading

  1. Read the 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 87

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions.

Reading

  1. Read “No News from Auschwitz (PDF – source).” (website)

Writing

  1. Read about writing a biography.

Lesson 88

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read this excerpt of Kennedy’s speech to Congress on going to space (a decade before we reached the moon).
  2. Watch the video on the moon landing. (There is both fiction and nonfiction in TV and movies too.)
  3. Read this sample biography. (source)

Writing

  1. Here is your grading rubric.
  2. 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.
  3. Research your topic. Remember about choosing quality resources!

Lesson 89

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Review

  1. Parallelism (read and click “start here”)

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 95.
  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 90

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your 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.

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. Review your words.

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 92

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

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 93

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with words from 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 94

Vocabulary

  1. Play this spelling game. Once you start guessing, it will show you the definition.

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 95

Vocabulary

  1. Try to challenge yourself.

Writing

  1. Quickly read through these pages on plurals and possessives to make sure you know it.
  2. Take this quiz. When you are finished, you will need to compare your answers to the answer sheet linked in #4 below.
  3. Record your score out of 25. (potential for extra credit)
  4. If you got any wrong, find the right answer.
  5. Score your biography with this rubric. Did you get it done? Take off 10 points for every day you are late.

Reading

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

Lesson 96

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 9.

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 97*

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions.

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.
  4. Read “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan.

Writing

  1. *Fill in this story elements worksheet for “Two Kinds.”

Lesson 98

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 9.  Audio chapter 9.
  2. Read a literary analysis of “Two Kinds.” (alternate link)

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 99*

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

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. Read “Lamb to the Slaughter.” Do you recognize the name of this author? Name a famous book he wrote. Look it up if you don’t know. (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. *Fill out this study guide as you read. (source)
  3. 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…)?
  4. Use as much detail as possible.

Lesson 100*

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

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.”
  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.  (Print 2 diagrams.)
  4. Create an antagonist and conflict for your story. Know everything about it.

Lesson 101

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 102

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 13.  Audio chapter 13.
  2. Take the quiz on page 6.
  3. Record your score.

Writing

  1. Start writing your short story. It’s due on Lesson 105. Write and edit. When you plan out how to manage your time, you should really be editing it on Lesson 104. You can read over it again on Lesson 105, 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 103

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning 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 104

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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 105

Vocabulary

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

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 110. Make sure you leave time for editing layout and adding photos!

Lesson 106

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 10.

Reading

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

Lesson 107

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 19.  Audio chapter 19.

Lesson 108

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Practice/play.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 20.  Audio chapter 20.

Lesson 109

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 21.  Audio chapter 21.

Lesson 110

Vocabulary

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 22.  Audio chapter 22.

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 111

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 23.  Audio chapter 23.

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 112*

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

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. Complete this worksheet on identifying poetic devices.
  2. Check your answers.

Lesson 113

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 25.  Audio chapter 25.

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 devices. If you use more than one, go get a high five and/or hug.

Lesson 114

Vocabulary

  1. Work on learning your words for the week.

Reading

  1. Read the first part of chapter 26. Stop toward the top of page 196.
  2. Audio chapter 26.
  3. 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 115

Vocabulary

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

Reading

  1. Finish chapter 26.  Audio chapter 26.

Writing

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

Lesson 116

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 27.  Audio chapter 27.

Writing

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

Lesson 117

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 28.  Audio chapter 28.

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 121. Make sure you leave time for making the media part of your project. Follow the directions carefully.

Lesson 118

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 29.  Audio chapter 29.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 119

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play a game with words from units 7-9.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 30.  Audio chapter 30.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 120

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, 100, 90)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 31.  Audio chapter 31.
  2. Read the news.

Lesson 121

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 11.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 32.  Audio chapter 32.

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 122

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions for this unit.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 33.  Audio chapter 33.
  2. Read through the list of terms. They aren’t all new.
  3. Learn about the parts of a prepositional phrase.
  4. Read about Shakespeare.
  5. Read quickly through Shakespeare facts.
  6. Read his biography.

Lesson 123

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 34.  Audio chapter 34.
  2. Read this guide to Shakespearean language.
  3. Read pages 1 and 2 about reading his plays.

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.

Lesson 124

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 35.  Audio chapter 35.
  2. Read this guide to the play you are going to be reading, Much Ado About Nothing.
  3. Read the first three pages: summary, about, characters.  (alternate link)
  4. Read about word play and malapropisms.

Writing

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

Lesson 125

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 36.  Audio chapter 36.
  2. Read Act 1 Scene 1. (You have to keep turning the page.)
  3. If you would rather not have the modern language, here is a site and a PDF. Here is an audio version, but it isn’t divided by scene.
  4. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

  1. Copy a favorite line. Why do you like it?

Lesson 126

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 12.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 37.  Audio chapter 37.

Lesson 127

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions for this unit.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 38.  Audio chapter 38.
  2. Read to the end of Act 1. (You have to keep turning the page.)
  3. If you would rather not have the modern language, here is a site and a PDF. Here is an audio version.
  4. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

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

Lesson 128

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 39.  Audio chapter 39.
  2. Read this analysis of the scene you are going to read today.  (alternate link)
  3. Read Act 2 Scene 1.
  4. Tell someone about the story.

Writing

  1. Describe the characters. What have you learned about them?

Lesson 129

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 40.  Audio chapter 40.
  2. Read Act 2 to the end and Scene 1 from Act 3.
  3. Tell someone what is happening in the story.

Writing

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

Lesson 130

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 41.  Audio chapter 41.
  2. Read Act 3 scenes 2 and 3.

Writing

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

Lesson 131

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 42.  Audio chapter 42.
  2. Finish Act 3.

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 132

Vocabulary

  1. Try this review.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 43.  Audio chapter 43.
  2. Read Act 4 Scene 1.
  3. 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 133

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play this spelling game.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 44.  Audio chapter 44.
  2. Finish Act 4.
  3. 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.

Lesson 134

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play a game with words from units 10-12.
  2. Look over your words.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 45.  Audio chapter 45.
  2. Read Act 5 Scene 1.
  3. 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 135

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 a higher score. (Lessons 125, 130)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 46.  Audio chapter 46.
  2. Finish the play.

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.

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 could also save some of your Much Ado responses. 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 write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 13.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 47.    Audio chapter 47.
  2. Take the quiz on Much Ado About Nothing.  (alternate link)
  3. 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 137

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 48.  Audio chapter 48.

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 138

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 49.    Audio chapter 49.
  2. Read to see what your next readings are going to be about.
  3. Read this biography of Aesop.
  4. Look at this list of elements in a fable.
  5. Read a selection of Aesop’s Fables. (source)
  6. Read this West African folktale.

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 139

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Read chapter 50.    Audio chapter 50.
  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)
  3. *Print 2 copies of this fable chart.
  4. Read “The Story of the Little Red Hen.”
  5. Read “The Ugly Duckling.”
  6. Fill out a fable chart for each of them.
  7. 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.
  8. Read these proverbs.

Lesson 140

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

Reading

  1. Read chapter 51.    Audio chapter 51.

Writing

  1. Read over your next writing assignment.
  2. Here is your rubric.
  3. Get started. It is due on Lesson 143. Make a list of what needs to get done and make a schedule for when you should complete each part. On Lesson 143 you should be rereading the rubric and making final edits.

Lesson 141

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 14.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 52.    Audio chapter 52.

Lesson 142

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions for this unit.

Reading

  1. Read chapter 53.  Audio chapter 53.

Lesson 143

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play/practice.
  2. Look over 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)

Writing

  1. Finish your fable assignment.
  2. Score it according to the rubric.
  3. Record your score.

Lesson 144

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Reading

  1. Scroll down to Themes and read these ideas of what some see in your new book, Watership Down. You should also note that the author says it’s not about all these things that people say it’s about. It’s just a story. When I read it, I see the different forms of government and their affects on their populations.
  2. Begin reading your new book, Watership Down.  (Alternate link)
  3. You will have a paper due on this book on Lesson 163.

Writing

  1. You will be writing your next literary analysis on Emma.
  2. Here is your rubric.
  3. This assignment is due on Lesson 150.

Lesson 145

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20 (two points per question).

Lesson 146

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the first half of the words and definitions for unit 15.

Lesson 147

Vocabulary

  1. Use the flashcards to write down the rest of the words and definitions for unit 15.

Lesson 148

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Lesson 149

Vocabulary/Spelling

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

Lesson 150

Vocabulary

  1. Take the test.
  2. Record your score out of 20.

Writing

  1. Your paper on Emma is due today.
  2. Score it according to the rubric.
  3. Record your score.
  4. You will use the same rubric for your literary analysis of Watership Down. This time it must be over 1000 words.
  5. That paper is due on Lesson 163.

Lesson 151

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Lesson 152

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Lesson 153

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Lesson 154

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Lesson 155

Vocabulary

  1. Review your words.

Lesson 156

Vocabulary

  1. Play a game with words from units 13-15. Choose Match or Gravity from the Play list.

Lesson 157

Vocabulary

  1. Complete the word search.

Lesson 158

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Play the spelling game.
  2. Look over your words.

Lesson 159

Vocabulary/Spelling

  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 155, 150, 145)
  4. You can replace your previous score with this score.

Lesson 160

Vocabulary

  1. Challenge yourself.

Writing

  1. Make sure you are following all of the directions and are managing your time to finish on schedule.

Lesson 161

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Review – Choose any of the activities or just use the flashcards.
  2. Part of your final exam is a multiple choice section of 50 vocabulary questions.

Lesson 162

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Review

Lesson 163

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Review

Writing

  1. Your literary analysis on Watership Down is due today.
  2. Here is your rubric.
  3. Record your score. Take off 10 points if it is not 1000+ words. Take off 10 points for every day it is late. (On your grading sheet, cross off Lesson 160 for this assignment and write Lesson 163.)

Lesson 164

Vocabulary/Spelling

  1. Review

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 165

Vocabulary

  1. Review

Reading

  1. You are going to be reading some nonfiction.
  2. Learn some about Theodore Roosevelt.
  3. Read Theodore Roosevelt‘s First Annual Address.
  4. Read 10 pages of his hunting adventures. Stop at the end of page 103.

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 166

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.

Lesson 167

Reading

  1. Watch the Momaday video.

Lesson 168

Reading

  1. Read about Amelia Edwards.

Lesson 169

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Writing

  1. Choose one of the nonfiction writings from the last few days and answer the questions. (questions from GVL)
    1. Did the reading leave you with unanswered questions? What are these?
    2. How did you connect to the piece? Was it personal? Was it an issue that affects your community and the world? Explain.
    3. How did this new information change your way of thinking about this subject?
    4. What words, phrases, and statements does the author use that caught your attention? Why? How did they make you feel? What did they make you think?
    5. Did the author weave opinion and fact statements into the piece? Give examples.
  2. Record 2 points for each answered if the questions were answered.
  3. Complete the crossword. There are no spaces between words.
  4. Write 500-800 words of an autobiography of a FICTIONAL CHARACTER. Be creative. It should be written in the first person from their point of view. It needs to have an intro and conclusion and have at least two stories from their life.

Lesson 170

Reading

  1. Read the news.

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

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Lesson 172

Reading

  1. Read the news.

Test Prep

  1. practice question

Writing

  1. Your character autobiography is due today.
  2. Use the rubric  to score it.
  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 be also answer 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. Score your newsletter and podcast assignment based on this 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.)
  2. 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 below. Answer honestly to help others choose the best courses for themselves.

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