Honors English 10Week of November 17-21Monday ~ Julius Caesar Act II*Vocab Test Wednesday, 11/19
Tuesday ~ Julius Caesar Act II* Vocab Test Wednesday, 11/19Wednesday ~ Vocab TestDiscuss and analyze Act II QuotesThursday ~ Caesar Acts I and II QuizJournal WriteFriday ~ Thanksgiving Collage Work dayVocab 5 Packet - Due MondayThis year we will focus on three main aspects - exploring literature from around the world, strengthening your grammar skills, and preparing you for the Keystone Literature exam.
Throughout the course of the academic year, we will cover the following major units of study. Please note that several of these units will be year-long units thus information and skills will be built during the course of the year. The order of units listed below does not necessarily tranfer to the order in which they will be covered.
Additionally, as we analyze each piece of literature we will attempt to examine how the characters apply to the Essential Question for Honors English 10: What motivates a character to take a stand and act against the grain of society?
Unit 1: Summer Reading - Of Mice and Men and All Quiet on the Western Front
Unit 2: The Epic and Literature of Ancient Greece- The Iliad and Opedius Rex (possibly)
Unit 3: William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar
Unit 4: The American Novel - To Kill a Mockingbird
Unit 5: Vocabulary Study- Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots - year
Unit 6: Autobiographical Portfolio - year
Unit 7: Grammar - based on students’ need including, but not limted to, sentence fragment and run-on editing, glossary of usage/spelling, and punctuation
Unit 8: Writing - writing with purpose and argument using MLA format and in-text citations/works cited
Unit 9: Keystone Literature Exam preparation
Students in Honors English 10 must earn at least an 88% in order to continue in the Honors track and schedule Honors English 11. If a student’s grade falls between an 87% to 84%, he or she may advance to Honors English 11due to teacher recommendation. This judgment is dependent upon your contributions to the class, especially class discussion, your work ethic, and compelling personal reasons why you believe you are better served staying in the Honors English program.“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ~ Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood