Syllabus 2017-2018 (working edition)

   2017-18 Fall Semester

Tue Aug 15 / J & H

Aug 21 / J & H

Aug 28 / Frankenstein

Tue Sep 5 / Frankenstein

Sep 11 / Frankenstein

Sep 18 / Frankenstein

Sep 25 / Frankenstein

Oct 2 / Proof

Tue Oct 10 / Proof

Oct 16 / Proof

Oct 23 / Hamlet

Oct 30 / Hamlet

Nov 6 / Hamlet

Nov 13 / Hamlet

Nov 27 / Hamlet

Dec 4 / Hamlet

Dec 11 / Hamlet

 2017-18 Spring Semester

Wed Jan 3 / Hamlet

Jan 8 / Hamlet

Tue Jan 16  TBD

Jan 22

Jan 29

Feb 5

Feb 12

Tue Feb 20

Feb 26

Mar 5 / Beowulf

Mar 19 / Beowulf

Mar 26 / Beowulf

Tue Apr 3 / Biography Project

Apr 9 / Biography Project

Apr 16 / Biography Project

Apr 23 / Biography Project

Apr 30 / Biography Project

May 7 / Biography Project

 

2015-2016

The link below opens a working syllabus for this year.

link to working syllabus

2014-2015 (ENG 12H)

(1) Aug 11: poetry / ghazal

(2) Aug 18: poetry / ghazal

(3) Aug 25: poetry / Italian sonnet

(4) Sep 2: poetry

(5) Sep 8: poetry

(6) Sep 15: poetry

(7) Sep 22: start Beowulf

(8) Sep 29: Beowulf

(9) Oct 6: Beowulf

(10) Oct 14: Beowulf / poetry

(11) Oct 20: poetry

(12) Oct 27: Frankenstein

(13) Nov 3: Frankenstein

(14) Nov 10: Frankenstein

(15) Nov 17: Frankenstein

THKSGVG

(16) Dec 1:

(17) Dec 8:

Dec  exams

(1)

(2)

(3) Jan (MLK Mon): 

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

SPRG BRK

(9) 

(10)

(11)

(12)

(13)

(14)

(15)

(16)

(17)

(18) SR exams

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(#) week of

Aug 12 poetry

Aug 19 poetry:metaphor

Aug 26 poetry:sound

Sep 2 (Labor Day) poetry: sound continued

Sep 9 poetry

Sep 16 poetry

Sep 23 poetry

Sep 30 poetry

Oct 7 start Beowulf

Oct 14 (Fall Holiday)

Oct 21 Beowulf

Oct 28  Beowulf essay

Nov 4 start Frankenstein

Nov 11 Frankenstein

Nov 18 Frankenstein

Dec 2 poetry review

Dec 9 poetry review

Dec 16 Exams

Jan 6 exam review; Hamlet

Jan 13 Hamlet

Jan 20 (MLK Holiday) Hamlet

Jan 27 Hamlet

Feb 3 Hamlet

Feb 10 Hamlet

Feb 17 (Presidents’ Day) Hamlet

Feb 24 Hamlet

Mar 3 Hamlet

Mar 17

Mar 24

Mar 31

Apr 7

Apr 14 (Passover, Good Friday)

Apr 21 (Easter Monday)

Apr 28

May 5

May 12 (SR Exams)

May 19 US Exams

——2012-13———-

(1) Aug 13: Reading a Poem, Kennedy/Gioia chapter 1; students create and write first post in their individual blogs (200-400 words); introduce Essential Questions;

(2) Aug 20: Listening to a Voice, ch. 2; start first essay about a poem; register with TURNITIN; feedback on / discussion of insights from first reflection; library research orientation; if system allows, create individual blogs

(3) Aug 27: feedback and revision of full draft of tone essay; review TURNITIN feedback; begin “Words,” ch. 3; ideas for first original poem;

(4) Sep 4: practice applying “terms for review” to new poems; assessment on terms from first three chapters; begin Beowulf; artistic integrity;

(5) Sep 10: writing conferences 1A (sentences); original poem due (PDF); Beowulf–finish introduction and begin poem proper; start blogging

(6) Sep 17: writing conferences 1B (sentences); Beowulf thru l. 2000; the heart of a monster: origins and sympathies; imagery in the poem; weekly reflection

(7) Sep 24: finish Beowulf; revise tone essay; weekly reflection

(8) Oct 1: weekly reflection; introduce original poem instructions; final writing on Beowulf; collective research for passages useful in final writing; student ideas for final writing

(9) Oct 8: original poem due (CORE); return to Introduction to Poetry text–imagery, metaphor;  sound (ch. 8)

(10) Oct 15 fall holiday M, no seniors T&W; chose individual poems for Keynote Sound project

(11) Oct 22: writing conferences 2A (organization); introduce imagery and rhythm; present Keynote poems, memorize (at least) first ten lines

(12) Oct 29: writing conferences 2B (organization); rhythm, line endings, metaphor; big-and-small original poems, based on Dickinson model (Fly Buzzed); Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”

(13) Nov 5: Frankenstein–read Volume 1; Robert Walton’s character

(14) Nov 12: Frankenstein–read Volume 2; review themes from Vol. 1; writing conferences 2A

THKSGVG (finish novel)

(15) Nov 26: Frankenstein; review of Volumes 2 and 3;

(16) Dec 3: poetry review, using poems from Frankenstein text;

(17) Dec 10: poetry review, using poems from Frankenstein text;

Dec 17 exams

(1) Jan 7: exam feedback and commentary; Elizabeth (film); explore proposed biography unit

(2) Jan 14: Hamlet, Act One, Scenes 1-2; ; your first impressions of Claudius (and revised impressions), Hamlet’s response to C’s opening speech; this too too solid flesh; paragraph response, based on Hamlet’s-notebook assignment

(3) Jan 21 MLK Mon: finish Act One; Hamlet’s self-perception vs. others’ perception of him; Horatio’s character, reasons for ghost’s appearing; openings of various film versions (48, 87, 90, 96); Laertes as character foil; THEMES: UNCERTAINTY, DISORDER, ANTIC DISPOSITION

(4) Jan 28: Hamlet

(5) Feb 4: Hamlet

(6) Feb 11: Hamlet

(7) Feb 18 Pres Day Mon: Hamlet

(8) Feb 25: Hamlet

SPRG BRK

(9) Mar 11

(10) Mar 18

(11) Mar 25 Gd Fri the 29th

(12) Apr 1 Easter Mon

(13) Apr 7

(14) Apr 15

(15) Apr 22

(16) Apr 29

(17) May 6

(18) May 13 Sr exams

May 20 US exams

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