Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Essay 3 Day II


  • Compare grades with AP scorers'
  • Working on q 3
  • Tomorrow--8th period with Andy
  • Read Gawain section 3
  • Complete the third essay using one of the texts we've read this year; aim for a 9 score; you may use more than 40 min this time (due Fri)
  • Corrections due Fri
  • Vocab quiz Fri

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AP Exam: A Look at Part 2


  • Reminders
  • A look at 2010 Essay Prompts
  • The grading criteria
  • Sample student papers
  • Finish grading the sample papers for tomorrow

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gawain Fytte the First


  • Review chivalry
  • Ideals of chivalry handout
  • Discuss Part 1
  • Test corrections due 12/19
  • Vocab quiz 12/19
  • Read Part 2 for tomorrow
  • Complete webquest for tomorrow

Friday, December 12, 2014

Poetry Out Loud


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Poetry Out Loud
    • Finding a Poem
    • December 18th, TEA Period--Andrew Butterfield Presentation
  • Find a poem for Monday
  • Watch Chivalry movie and complete questions
  • Read first section of Sir Gawain
  • Correction due 12/19

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Western Isms Quiz


  • Quiz
  • Vocab quiz tomorrow
  • SPOTTTS due Friday
  • Chivalry Questions and Reading of Part 1 due Monday
  • Corrections of AP work due 12/19
  • Hand in of Zodiac analysis --past due

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Exam Corrections


  • Catch up
  • Discussing missed questions
  • Time for corrections
  • Grendel test tomorrow
  • SPOTTTS on "A Poison Tree" due Friday
  • Complete bg viewing and questions on chivalry for Friday (tentative)
    • Link in previous post
  • Read Fytte the First of Gawain for Friday (tentative)
    • Link in previous post

Important Links and BG HW for Chivalry

E-Text of Gawain and the Green Knight:  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Link (~30 min) :


  • What characterized knights of the Middle Ages?
  • What were the components of the code of chivalry?
  • How did knights use the code?
  • How did kings use the code?
  • How did the church use the code?
  • Two other facts that you found interesting/surprising: 

Field Trip

No Class--Students absent for field trip

Friday, December 5, 2014

Poetry Rhythm and Meter Add-In


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Homework expectations for absences
  • Meter and Rhythm PPT

  • Zodiac sheet for when you return
  • "A Poison Tree" SPOTTTS due Friday

SPOTTTS: "A Poison Tree"

Blake Link:

Close Reading Stations


  • Review Westernisms with inner and outer box protocol

  • Study isms for Tuesday
  • Make sure that you have finished reading the text

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Characterization in Beowulf and Grendel


  • Unferth versus Grendel Venn Diagram
  • River Charts: Wealtheow and Hrothulf
  • Study isms for next week
  • Finish reading Grendel

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Structure of Grendel


  • Discussion of the interjections of differing structures
  • General discussion of choosing structure
  • Read Ch 10
  • Study isms for quiz next week