Course Objectives: Junior Honors English course involves the development of comprehension, interpretation, writing, vocabulary and speaking skills. It surveys important works in American literature and selected inter-related works from world literature. Frequent writing assignments and a term paper are integral parts of the curriculum. The literature and supplemental texts are the sources of vocabulary enrichment, and speaking skills are developed through formal speeches and informal discussions. Overall, students will develop a growing understanding of how texts are influenced by their authors, the times in which they were written and various textual criticisms.
Grades are weighted in the following manner:
- Vocabulary, literature quizzes—35%
- Homework, participation, class work—15%
- Essay assessment will vary according to length, breadth and extent of assignment. Essays will range in weight from tests to quizzes (50-30%).
November 12: Minister in a Maze group work; study for vocabulary quiz unit 6 tomorrow
November 13: Sadlier quiz unit 6; group discussion on chapter 20: Minister in a Maze; homework: double entry notebook on Pearl; chapters 21-22 due Tuesday, November 17 (might want to start on this over the weekend because they’re longer chapters :))
November 16: Finish Minister in a Maze discussions; read chapters 21-22
November 17: Review expectations for Pearl double-entry notebook; discuss the effects of being back in the “public eye”; chapters 23-24 due November 19
November 18: Discuss double-entry/dialectic notebook
November 19: double-entry notebook on my own significant quotes from TSL; Discuss the end of the novel; begin reading literary criticism (analysis of lit crit due Wednesday, November 25.
November 20: Sadlier Unit Test on chapters 4-6