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Welcome to English 11CP
Get Ready!  How did the American Dream develop?  Has it changed over time?Are you a Puritan, a Rationalist, a Romantic, a Realist, a Modernist?  Are you a combination of these?  Don't know?  This year you are going to decide by  exploring American literature and the people who have made it from our beginnings to present times.  Our studies will include the Native Americans, Puritanism, Rationalism, and Romanticism.  During our second semester we will continue our quest by exploring Realism and Modernism.  

You have a voice!  I want to hear from you!  We will be reading, discussing, analyzing, and writing (including a research paper second semester).      In addition, we will work on our vocabulary.  Don't forget that we need to look at some grammar rules!  You can check out the course syllabus, which is attached, for details.

Just a reminder--Most days I am available before/after school if you have any questions or need help.

Syllabus and Moodle
Please become familiar with the syllabus.  Feel free to share it with your parents.  If you have any questions about the course content or homework and test make-up, please be sure and ask me.  We will be using Moodle in our class.  You can access Moodle in school and at home with your username and password. 


Monday and Tuesday,April 25-26, 2016
IC:  Turn in book covers. Read pages 51-88 in LL in class on Monday and Tuesday.  Continue aphorism/quote page.  Individual conferences continue.
Wednesday/Thursday, April 27-28, 2016
IC: Three-minute speeches selling individual book project books to the Warsaw Film Company.
Friday, April 29, 2016
IC:  Finish any remaining speeches.  Read pages 88-128 for the remainder of class and homework over the weekend.  Complete Reflection 3.  Reflect and connect to your life something from your reading. (One complete page.)

Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3 2016
IC:  Turn in Reflection 3 (homework). Today and tomorrow, students will be finishing The Last Lecture. They will have class time and homework time to complete the book.  Students should make sure that they are writing down aphorisms and also quote passages that are important.
Mrs. Patrick will be finishing individual conferences with students.
Wednesday/Thursday, May 4-5 2016
IC:  Short quest over The Last Lecture.  Write Reflection 4.  We will watch the rest of the lecture.  We will also see what happened after the lecture.
Friday, May 6, 2016
IC:  The Great Gatsby.  We will begin background work for our last novel.
Monday, May 9, 2016
IC:  Passed out a map for students to plot while reading GG.  Students can listen to Gatsby by clicking on the audio link on this webpage.  We discussed student responsibilities while reading.
We also discussed our first impressions of pages 1-6. In class, took notes from "The Moderns" in our literature book.  "Think About" Introduction and "The American Dream: The Pursuit of a Promise" (p.636, 638-639).
HW:  Read pages 7-38.  Continue using your charts and annotate (Write on post-its, file cards, paper anything that will help you understand the book.)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
IC Detailed discussions and modeling close reading as a reader.
HW:  Read Chapter 3 for tomorrow/Thursday.
Wednesday/Thursday, May 11-12, 2016. 
IC:  Take notes 638-639 in literature book for these two topics: "A Closer Look: Social Influences" and "Elements of Modernism." Discuss Chapter 3. Clips of Myrtle and Tom's get-together.
Read Chapter 4 together in class. 
HW:  Read Chapter 5.
Friday, May 13, 2016
IC:  Group activity for Chapter 5. 
HW: Read Chapter 6 for Monday
Monday, May 16, 2016
IC:  What happened in Chapter 6?  Group review for quest over Chapters 1-6 on Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
IC:  Quest over chapters 1-6. 
HW:  Read Chapter 7 for Wednesday/Thursday.
Wednesday/Thursday, May 18, 2016
IC:  Plot the big events of Chapter 7.
HW:  Read Chapter 8 for Friday.




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