American Lit. Honors (5th period) Week 10/27-10/31/08

American Lit. Honors (5th period)

Week 10/27-10/31/08

Mrs. Breaux

 Mon. 10/27 – Book Talk presentations: Matt M., Jon. A, Shannel B, then watch Act I

 Hw: Prepare book talk

 Tues. 10/28 – Discussion of Book Talk presentations: evaluation handout sheet given out:

Book Talk presentations: Byron R, Mandy A, then finish Act I, begin Act II

HW:  Read Arthur Miller Article by Thursday’s class:  be VERY PREPARED for a pop quiz on this.

If you are Elizabeth or John Proctor, you need to have read/prepared the first 20 pages of Act II for tomorrow

Wed. 10/29 – Book talks: Brittany L, Frances R; Perform Act II: in class today, we read from _____________ to___________; Act II handout – to fill out as actors perform.

Hw: Finish Arthur Miller article; book talk presentation if you haven’t gone yet; study for Friday’s quiz

 Thur. 10/30 – Book Talks – Courtney B. and Jessie H; Pop quiz on Arthur Miller Article (?); Discuss Arthur Miller Article

 HW:   Study the following for tomorrow’s quiz: Act I-II: know all characters in play thus far and a little bit about them, 1-30 vocabulary words from handout last week; Arthur Miller Guardian article; 

 Reading Strategies to help you study: skim over play and create possible quiz questions as you skim. Put the question on the front of a post-it note and the answer on the back; make index cards for your vocabulary terms, use to create index cards and play games online with vocabulary terms; make a time line of significant events in Acts I-I

Friday, 10/31/08 –   1. Book Talks: Megan B, Astrid R  

2. Weekly Quiz #4 

3. Read Semester Book Project Book #2


American Lit. (periods 2,4,6)

American Lit. (2,4,6)

Mrs. Breaux

Week 10/27-10/30

Work collected last week:

  • No written work was collected; however, if you had a part in Act I, you were earning points every time you acted for your Crucible Acting Assessment.

Important dates for this week:

  • Folders collected Wed. (assignments #12-16 checked for 300 cw points)
  • Weekly Quiz #5 on Friday 10/31
  • Reading Logs or alternative assignment due in notebook (

Mon. 10/27

1. We updated our Table of Contents by adding: 12. Reading Log #8 (pages 211-245) 13. Reading Log #9 (246-280) 14. Crucible Vocabulary handout (front and back) from last week  15. Weekly Quiz #4 (you received this back from the sub on Thur.) 

2. Next, we read to almost the end of Act I.

HW: Read your independent novel; review vocabulary from last week for Thursday’s quiz.

Tues. 10/28  2nd period only – Review Vocabulary for this week’s quiz

All periods: 1. Finish Act I

2. Act I questions – finish questions from Thursday and complete rest of questions for Act I. If you don’t get finished in class, take it home and finish. (Questions are #16 in your folder)

     3. Independent Reading Log Options handout

HW: Read independent novel; study vocabulary words; finish Act I questions if you didn’t finish in class.

Wed. 10/29 –  Folders collected #12-16 checked (300 CW pts.); Watch Act I in class; Handout for Act I film completed while watching film.  3. Add #17 to Table of Contents: Crucible Film handout

Hw: Read independent novel; review Crucible Act I for quiz on Friday; review vocabulary for quiz on Friday.

Thur. 10/30 – Late folders collected (-10 pts per day) 1. Review for quiz: study vocabulary from handout; character list for play to be familiar with the following character names: Hale, Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Ann/Thomas Putnam; Ruth Putnam; Mary Warren; Abigail; Betty; Rev. Parris; Mercy Lewis; Susanna; Tituba; Rebecca Nurse; Giles Corey. Know content and plot of Act I and pages __________to ______________read today in Act II.

2. Read pages 1267 to________________ in Act II.

Hw: Review for quiz; bring independent novels to class tomorrow

Fri. 10/31 Weekly Quiz #5 (see study guide under Thursday’s hw

  1. Independent Reading (6th period – read silently for 25 minutes or this will be removed this semester from your schedule and you will have to do this entirely on your own outside of class).
  2. Put reading log or alternative assessment for this week’s 30 pages (281-316) in folder.


HW: Read your independent Novel


Have a safe and fun Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!

AP Literature Week 10/13-10/17

AP Literature – Weekly Agenda – 10/13-10/17/08

Mrs. Breaux


Mon. 10/13 – Discussion Question rotation – Each group chose two of the three discussion questions from each group. These questions were designed on Friday and were from the: Analysis/Synthesis/Evaluation tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

HW: Complete first 10 chapters from How to Read….


Tues. 10/14 – 1. How to Read…checked from me…. 2. Rubric for project handed out.

3. Groups present discussion questions  4. AP Question Stems Handout 


HW: Create 10 questions using question stems from Beowulf. Email these to me: by 6:45 am Wed. 10/15.


Wed. 10/15   1. Turn in HW   2. Beowulf Critical Essay handed out for those that don’t have the Norton edition: Tolkien “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics  3. Answer the following questions for this essay and have this read to turn in before your test:

HW: Study for your test. This test is: short answer/multiple choice/short answer

It is ASSUMED you have concrete, solid plot knowledge. Therefore, the majority of the test questions come from the bottom three tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy.


Study the following for your test:

  • Background notes I gave you in class (the typed ones)
  • Background notes you took in class: Old English Language and Poetics and Translator’s Introduction
  • All your annotations and focus on: symbols/character development/themes/motifs
  • All the elements of a heroic myth and the ability to apply Beowulf to these elements

And for your super, sweet surprise (how’s that for alliteration?) you may create a plot timeline of 40 major events to use on your test. I’m not grading this, but if I were you, I would definitely take the time to make it. YOU MAY NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS and MAY NOT USE THE INTERNET (Spark Notes, etc.) to create this.


Thur. 10/16 – Beowulf Test.  Prompt given for Essay Test on Mon. 10/20.


Fri. 10/17 – Multiple choice question practice. 

HW: Outline prompt for essay on Monday.

American Lit. Honors period 5; Week 10/13-10/17/08

Mon. 10/13 – Warm-up #15 – Page 484 in Elements…textbook; ex. A 1-10;  pages 1234-1238 acted out. HW: If you have lines, study them.

Tues. 10/14– No Warm-up; Character List handout; Acting Rubric Handout; Vocabulary Act I

HW: Set target goal of pages read each week for your remaining two books. Both books have to be done by Mon. December 8 at the latest; if you have an acting part, read and study all lines – know entrances/exits/emotions/the meaning of what your character is saying.

Wed. 10/15 – No warm-up; Unit 1 Test Correction Instructions (test available on website under American Lit. honors) due Friday, 10/16 = 200 HW points; Finish Act I.

Study for quiz: the adjective, memorize the four questions you ask yourself to determine if something is an adjective; warm-ups #13 and #15; Crucible character handout; all annotations in textbook, Act I vocabulary.

Thur. 10/16 – Meet me in computer lab 320 – don’t be late – tardies will count.

Fri. 10/17 – Weekly Quiz #3; semester book project independent reading





American Lit. periods: 2,4,6 Week 10/13-10/17/08

Mon. 10/13– Warm-up #19 – page 494 exercise A 1-10, parts assigned The Crucible; Unit 1 test, Units 1-3 vocabulary test, warm-up notebook, and reading logs handed back, organize notebook per Table of Contents on the board.

Hw: Review the adjective from Warm-up #17 and #19 in preparation for your test on Friday.

You need to have completed through page 245 in your independent novel on Friday.

Tues. 10/14  No Warm-Up, Handout: character list, pages 1234-1240 in play, handout: acting rubric; vocabulary Act I The Crucible

Hw: Review your lines if you’re acting tomorrow.

Wed. 10/15 – No warm-up, Test corrections – work on for 25 minutes; Crucible lines 1241-1250. 

Review the following for your quiz: lit. terms: Arthur Miller background in your textbook – study notes, historic background in your textbook, the adjective (four questions to ask to determine if it’s an adjective, be able to identify all adjectives in the sentence; all vocabulary Act I; pages 1234-1250 of play.

Thur. 10/16 – Meet in computer lab 320 – DON’T be late – tardies will count for reading level test.

HW: Study for quiz #4; bring independent novel

Fri. 10/17 – Quiz #4; then read in independent novel; reading log from pages 211-245 due on Monday. If you have it early, turn it in today!

American Lit. Honors Schedule Week 10/6-10/10

American Literature Honors (5th period)

Mrs. Breaux

Weekly Due Dates:

Tues. 10/7 – Unit 1-3 Vocabulary Test (re-scheduled from Mon. 10/8) and Poem Due

Thur. 10/9 – Warm-up Notebooks due #11-14  & In-Class Book Review

 Weekly CW/HW:

 Mon. 10/6 Finish Background to Crucible/McCarthyism/Arthur Miller pages 1228;1230-1231 – take annotations on post-it notes; Review parts in play and assign parts.

 Hw: Review Units 1-3 — know definitions, part of speech, and context clues for how to use vocabulary word in a sentence and Puritan Plain Style Poem due tomorrow.

 Tues. 10/7 –  Poem turned in; Vocabulary Test Units 1-3;  Handout: How to write a book review; discussion of expectations for Thur.

 HW: Work on rough draft of book review

 Wed. 10/8 – 1. Warm-Up #13 – Quote on board; explain/analyze/break-down

 2. NY Times book reviews read and analyzed in preparation for your book review tomorrow

3. Character List from Crucible Handout 

Hw: Finish Rough draft of book review – Remember to bring: rough draft, your novel, and warm-up notebook tomorrow to turn in.

 Thur. 10/9 –  In class Book Review: Turn in Warm-Up Notebooks.

Have a great three day weekend!

American Lit. Honors Book Review Info.

Hi all:

This is for an in-class writing for your first book that you read for your semester project.  You are writing your rough draft at home Tuesday and Wednesday night.  You will be bringing your rough draft and novel with you to class on Thursday. If you forget either, you must write off the top of your head — something that is DEFINITELY not a good idea.



Please read over — We are going over this in class on Tues. 10/7. 


:)Mrs. B