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Lesson Archive

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SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013


AP Language and Composition


SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012

English 9 Archives


AP Language Archives


SCHOOL YEAR 2010-2011

English 9 Archives

Honors English 11 Archives


SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010

Grade 9 Archives

  • Unit 1 - "Crisis and Conflict" - Readings included "The Most Dangerous Game" "The Neclace" and "Two Kinds"
  • Unit 2 - "Surprise and Suspense" - Readings included "The Censors" "The Possibility of Evil" "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Sniper" - Focused on characterization and an essay on how irony works in short stories
  • Unit 3 - "Greek Mythology and The Epic Poem" - Selections from Homer's "The Odyssey"; Focused on identifying an author's message, epithets, epic similes, and aspects of the epic
  • Unit 4 - "The Hero's Journey" - Reading a film as a text; Watched "O Brother, Where Art Thou" and identified elements of the hero's journey in the film
  • Unit 5 - "Traditions in Symbol and Motif" - "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" with a focus on motifs and use of symbol; hero's journey, "Coat of Arms" project, "Gawain Art" project
  • "Romeo and Juliet" - Unit 9 Reading and Unit 10 Writing - Focus on reading Shakespeare, word analysis, and a compare/contrast essay investigating the text vs. multiple film versions 
  • Unit 11 - "Reading and Writing Mystery" -  Reading included "Trifles" "Full Circle" "Wasps' Nest" "An Utterly Perfect Murder" with a focus on building character, mood, and plot within a mystery framework. Watched "Rear Window" as a non-print text.
  • Unit 12 - "Reading and Writing Poety" - Poems included "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem" "Young" "Hanging Fire" "The Road Not Taken" "Song of the Open Road" "Theme for English B" "The Writer" with a focus on free verse vs. set forms, topic, theme, tone, rhyme scheme; poetry reading questions and original poems assembled into a portfolio for evaluation

Grade 10 Archives

  • Unit 1 - The Individual vs. Society - Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" 
  • Unit 2 - Reading and Writing Gothic Lit - Readings included Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" "The Raven" "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" "A Rose for Emily" and "Desiree's Baby" - composed an original gothic story 
  • Unit 3 - Research Paper
  • Unit 4 - Poetry (a focus on Walt Whitman) - poetic devices, cataloguing poem, metaphor poem

Mass Media Archives


SCHOOL YEAR 2008-2009 

Grade 9 Archives

  • Unit 1 - Short story, plot, conflict, major/minor characters, topic sentences, transitions
  • Unit 2 - The memoir, metaphor, simile, imagery (appeal to the senses)
  • Unit 3 - Mythology, the epic hero, epithets, epic similes, theme, conflict
  • Unit 4 - Focus on Step-Up to Writing (paragraphs)
  • Unit 5 - Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Unit 6 - A "mini" Unit on Research and Speech
  • Unit 7 - Mystery


Grade 10 Archives

  • Unit 1 - The Crucible, hysteria, irony, characterization, motivation
  • Unit 2 - American Gothic, elements of Gothic lit, theme, creative writing
  • Unit 3 - The Wild West: Research process and composition
  • Unit 4 - Immigration (late 1800s / early 1900s)
  • Unit 5 - Propaganda from WWI, Memoir, and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
  • Unit 6 - To Kill a Mockingbird + Socratic Seminar Dialog (unfinished)
  • Unit 7 - The Greatest Event of the 20th Century (and Beyond)

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