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            LANGUAGE ARTS   10
 
Course Description:
 
With a focus on world literature, this course is designed to facilitate student mastery of English language arts standards and essential objectives of the grade level, parallel general education course.  Accommodations and modifications in content, instructional activities, evaluative techniques and essential objectives are implemented as appropriate for all students, "at-risk" students, and students with disabilities. 
 
At the bottom of this page, you will find basic information about the weekly assignments for the course (e.g., classwork activities, homework assignments, required readings, etc...).  Please note the instructional strategies , student centered activities, and assessments are subject to change depending on the students' abilities, interests and learning styles.
 
Major Concepts/Content:
 
The Language Arts 10 course is designed to strengthen students’ skills in listening, speaking, writing, literature, and language. The content includes, but is not limited to, developing an increasingly comprehensive vocabulary in conversation and discussion; developing small group and large group discussion skills; inferring conclusions from a series of oral statements; respecting the presence of dialects and regional variations in speech; writing essays responding to social, political, and literary concepts; writing resumes; writing compositions of more than one paragraph using narration, exposition, and/ or description; developing individual criteria for the aesthetic appreciation of literature; recognizing and understanding the use of literary and stylistic devices; dramatizing literature; experiencing a wide range of literary works written in the United States by writers from the major ethnic groups in the U.S. population, including both classic and modern works; using the media center research facilities; and reading self-selected books to help students learn to view reading as a useful and pleasurable activity.
 
                                    
 Major Instructional Strategies:
 
Instructional strategies  will be provided in multiple ways including, but not limited to, activities online,  within the general classroom setting, in the media center and in the school and community environment. Student activities will include, but will not be limited to, online research, collaborative work utilizing digital tools, writing journals or learning logs; writing essays responding to social, political, and literary concepts; writing essays using narration, exposition, and/or description; writing resumes and letters of application; responding to each other’s writing with helpful suggestions for revision; taking several pieces of writing through a process that includes prewriting activities, drafting, peer response, revision, proofreading for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and usage, and publishing; practicing writing from different points of view for different audiences; developing speaking and listening skills by responding to literature and to each other’s writing, and by participating in small and large group discussions and in oral presentations, individual recitations, and dramatizations; studying appropriate major works of literature of the United States intensively in class; reading, viewing, and listening independently to examples of the various genres of literature and responding to that literature; presenting interpretations of literature orally; reading several self-selected books and responding to them in journal entries, letters, group discussions, or oral or written book reports; and increasing vocabulary through the study of words encountered in reading and through work with the dictionary and the thesaurus.
 
 
 
Major Evaluative Techniques:
 
 
Students will be evaluated in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, oral participation, online responses, collaborative interaction,  class participation; completion of reading assignments,  book reporting requirements; reading comprehension of literature as measured by objective, essay, and/or oral examinations; and improvement in written composition and oral presentations with major emphasis on content, organization, coherence, use of evidence and argument, and with secondary emphasis on skill growth in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar and usage.  Additional assessments may involve project based learning opportunities and products based on the learners abilities and interests.
 
 
 
Textbooks:
 
 
Elements of Literature 4th Course- World Literature
          Holt, Rinehart and Wilson Publishers / 
 
 
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Grammar Handbook 4th Course:  ONLINE at ...
 
 
The overall design and goals of the textbooks are to produce reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
 
 
• The arrangement is thematic and skill based
• Readings progress from simple to complex
• A variety of discourse is evident, narratives, persuasion, expository and argumentative
• A Table of Contents organizes by theme/issue
• Content questions focus on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, prose and poetry.
 
 
OUTSIDE Required readingsTo be determined.
 
 
Novels:  To Be Determined
 
 
 
 
 
Grading Policy:
 
 
Daily = 50% - Classwork & Homework
     Scoring Guidelines: 
     Accuracy 34%  Neatness 33%   Completeness  33%
 
 
 
Test = 50% - Subject to change on special projects.
Lang. Arts Grade 10 Course: Expect at least one hour of homework for each class period.
 
 
 
 
 
SAT Activities   utilizing a variety of online resources, are primarily conducted within the classroom and are focused on the characteristics of effective writing:
                   
 
 
 
ASSIGNMENTS:
 
Week 1
 
Reading - "The Epic of Gilgamesh"   pages 23 - 33 in the textbook.
 
                    The entire work can be found at ...    
                          http://www.rosemike.net/quotes/misc/epic_gil.pdf
                        "The Epic of Gilgamesh"  Worksheet - click here
 
Writing -  What if Gilgamesh decided to go back to retrieve the magic plant - and succeeded?  Would he share it with others - perhaps try to restore life to Enkidu?  Write a mini-sequel that describes the outcome of Gilgamesh's "second chance."
                          Writing Worksheet - Click here!
 
Grammar Handbook -  Complete exercises #1-7 and A-C on pages 2 - 18.
Grammar - Rhetoric (Third Person, Present Tense) - Basic Elements of English Grammar Review
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 1 - 3
                         Novel Worksheet:  Click Here!     and    Novel Worksheet: Fill in the Blanks
 
SAT Activity 
 
 
 
Week 2
 
Reading - from Genesis (Chps 1 - 3), King James Bible "The Creation" - pages 53 - 56 in the textbook.  Online:
           Reading Worksheet:  Click here!
 
 
Writing - One theme or central insight, of the Hebrew Bible is that the relationship between God and humans is often shaped by humanity's struggles with temptation.  Find examples from "In the Beginning" - episodes, conflicts, characterization - that anticipate or support this theme.  Organize your evidence under these headings:  The Creation, The Garden of Eden, and The Fall.  Then, write a three paragraph essay explaining how your examples illustrate the theme.
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 4 - 6
 
 
Grammar  Handbook- Complete exercises #8 -16  and D - G on pages 19 - 30.
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 3
 
Reading - from Book 1: Ouarrel, Oath and Promise, The Iliad - pages 124 - 139
                    
                        Online :  http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.1.i.html
                        Reading Worksheet:  Click here!
 
 
Writing - One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Iliad is its vivid portrayal of character and action. Select one of the scenes you have read from Book 1 of the epic, and write a screenplay for a film version of the scene. Your script should include not only dialogue but also notes on costumes, casting choices, and special effects that you think would contribute to an effective film version of the scene. Experiment with different settings in place and time. For example, you might set your film during World War II , the Vietnam War, or even an imaginary inter-galactic conflict.
                      Writing Worksheet:  Click here!
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 7 - 9
                      Novel Worksheet:   Click here!
 
 
Grammar - Complete exercises #1 - 3 on pages 34 - 41.
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 4
 
SRI Assessment
 
 
                     Complete the Reading Worksheet (Click here!)
 
Writing  -     The Funeral Oration - Pericles
                     Grammar - Rhetoric - Worksheet packet (Pericles)
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 10 - 12
 
Grammar - Complete exercises 4, 5 Review A pages 42 -43
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 5
 
SRI Assessment
 
                     The Sermon on the Mount Worksheet Packet    (Click Here!) 
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 13 - 15
 
 
Writing -   Imagine you attended the sermon on the mount.  Write a personal letter to a friend in a far away village and share your thoughts with that person regarding what you had heard and understand from the sermon.  Give specific lines from the text to support your thoughts.  (Click Here for the lined paper!)
 
 
Grammar -  Complete exercises 6, 7, 8, Review B - pages 45 - 48
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 6
 
Reading -  
The Fisherman and the Jinnee - Pages 548 - 550
 
 
Writing -   Yes, this is a fairy tale!  But, how do you know?  You have a choice to make:  Write a fairy tale of your own with proper punctuation and extensive dialogue between characters ...  OR... an expository composition with literary analysis that gathers evidence from the text in support of a thesis of your own design.  Use lined paper for your Final Copy.  As always, remember to show your work through the writing process (brainstorming, planning, drafting, etc...)    (Click here for drafting lined paper!)
 
 
Novel: "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck - Chapters 16 - 19
 
Grammar - Complete exercises 9, 10, 11, Review C pages 48 - 53
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 7
 
Reading -  Arabic and Persian Literature  -  pages 537 - 545
 
Writing -   
Directions: Choose a partner in your class. Write a speech about moral behavior to share with others in your class.  Begin by choosing for your theme particular moral lesson, such as the necessity of taking personal responsibility, the importance of respecting other’s beliefs, or the need to resolve conflicts peacefully.  Decide next how you want to persuade or motivate your audience.  For example, do you want to threaten punishment, appeal to their sense of fairness, or promise rewards? Remember to use the concept of “thesis & antithesis” to emphasize your points.  You and your partner must sign off on the final copy.      Lined paper (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -  Complete Ex. 12, 13, Rev. D, Ex. 14. Rev. E-F, pages 53 - 59
                         This is the last exercises in Chapter 1  -  Review for TEST.
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 8
 
Reading -  Africa and the Middle East  700 B.C. - A.D. 1800s
                   Read pages 492 - 512
                       Complete the reading comprehension worksheet (Click Here!)
 
 
 
Grammar -  Study Chapter One for your unit test.    All previously assigned work will be due prior to the unit test at the end of this week.               UNIT TEST 
 
 
NOVEL -     "The Good Earth"  Test - Chapters 15 - 20
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 9
 
Reading -   from Sundiata  -  An Epic of Old Mali                   
Directions:  Read pages 521 – 533 in the textbook.  Answer the following items with complete sentences and proper grammar/punctuation.   (Click Here for worksheet.)
 
Continue Reading   "The Good Earth"   to its end...final week of novel study.
 
Writing - Recording an Oral History     Directions:  You are a reporter.  Your task is to interview someone who has experienced or participated in a war or in some large group effort or witnessed a natural disaster. Write out your report.  What kinds of questions would you ask?  Record their responses.  If you know someone in real life…use them.  IF not, be creative with this assignment…find a willing partner with a creative imagination and use them to conduct your interview.  Proper dialogue and punctuation are required.   (Click here for lined paper!)
  
 
Grammar - Chapter One  TEST
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 10
 
Reading -   Read pages 586 - 604 in the literature textbook. 
                       Complete the Reading Comprehension Worksheet (Click Here!)
 
Writing -  Perhaps, you have read or heard about Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and his work titled Gulliver's Travels.   If not, research using online resources this fascinating, imaginative piece of literature.  Then, write an imaginative piece of your own in which YOU are the main character and where you are very different from those around you...different in a significant way.  Follow the requirements for all good short stories...setting, character development, plot (with building of conflict), climax and resolution.  Have a moral to the story!  Remember to use extensive dialogue with proper punctuation and be DESCRIPTIVE throughout the story.
 
Grammar - Chapter Two -  Complete the following items:
                                                   Diagnostic Preview  on pages 34-35 ,  A & B
                                                   Exercise 1 on page 38,     Exercise 2  on page 40
                  
                                                  
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 11
 
Reading -   Read pages 65 and 949-954 in the literature textbook. 
                       Complete the Reading Comprehension Worksheet (Click Here!)
 
 
Writing -  You are a lawyer.  Read the two possible explanations for the parallel events of the story:
1.   A modern-day motorcycle rider, who subconsciously feels like a sacrificial victim while recuperating from an accident in the hospital, dreams that he is a prisoner.
or
2.  Two different people, occupying the same space in different time periods, are thrown into each other's realities by their respective traumatic experiences.
Now, write an argumentative essay/speech/paper, that you will use before a judge and jury to support your explanation of the events using evidence from the story. 
 
 
Grammar - Chapter Two -   Complete the following items:
                                                   Read pages 37-43  -work  Exercises  1 - 5 
                  
                                                 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 12
Reading -  Read pages 401- 428 in the literature book on Chinese literature.
                   Complete the worksheet on the readings. (Click Here!)
 
 
Grammar - Chapter Two -   Complete the following items: 
                   Read pages 44 - 48  -work  Exercises  6, 7, 8, Review B  
                 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 13
 
Reading -  Read pages 439 - 470 in the literature book on Japanese literature.
                   Complete the worksheet on the readings. (Click Here!)
 
Writing -  Directions:  (Accuracy 34%   Neatness 33%   Completeness 33%)
I.  Review the characteristics of a typical Japanese tanka poem.  Write five poems using the tanka form with both alliteration and assonance.  Be sure to give a title to each poem.  
II. Review the characteristics of the traditional Japanese haiku poem. Write five poems using the haiku form with strong imagery to capture a scene of nature and suggest an emotional response. Be sure to give a title to each poem.
                                                        (Click Here for lined paper!)
 
Grammar - Chapter Two -   Complete the following items: 
                   Read pages 48 - 63  -work  Exercises  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14   AND
                   Review  Exercises C - F.   TEST next week !        
            
 
 
SAT Activity
 
 
 
Week 14
 
 
Reading -  "Pre & Post Thanksgiving Holiday"
 
 
Grammar -  TEST Chapter 2
 
SAT Activity
 
 
Week 15
 
Reading -  Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
                  Novel on line    (Click Here:
 
 
Grammar -  Chapter 3   Exercise # 1  pages 66 - 67.
 
SAT  Activity
 
 
 
Week 16
 
Reading -  Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
                  Novel on line    (Click Here:
 
                       Complete the novel handout # 4 (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -  Chapter 3   Exercises #2, Rev A, #3, #4  pages 68-73.
 
SAT  Activity
          
 
 
 
Week 17
 
                            
 
Writing -     Complete the letter writing assignment.  (Click Here for lined paper.)
 
Grammar - Chapter 3  Exercises #5, 6, 7, 8 Rev C & D, pages 74-81. 
 
 
SAT  Activity
 
 
 
 
 
Week 18
 
Reading -   Literature of Africa and the Middle East  -   Read pages 487 – 502
                       African Literature -  Read pages 503 – 512
                       African Proverbs – Read pages 514 – 516
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet (Click Here!)
 
Writing -     Writing a Fable – Proverbs are similar to the morals that appear at the conclusions of many popular fables.  For example, the proverb “Look before you leap” is the moral at the end of Aesop’s fable “The Fox and the Goat.”  Write a fable of your own that could illustrate an African proverb of your choice.  Include the proverb at the end of your fable.

                                   Writing Exercise Worksheet (Click Here!)
 
 
Grammar - Chapter 3  Exercises #9, Review E & F, Chp Review A-C pp. 82-87 
 
SAT  Activity  http://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/sat-reading-writing-practice
 
 
 
Week 19 
 
Reading -       Literature of Africa and the Middle East  -  Read pages 521-568                            
                                       Reading Comprehension Worksheet (Click Here!)                    
 
Writing -     Writing an Extended Definition– Saadi’s anecdotes are brief stories that teach basic truths about life.  But what is truth?  In an essay, write an extended definition of “truth.”  Start by looking up the definition of “truth” in a dictionary.  Then, think of ways to expand that definition to cover its more subtle shades of meaning.  You may get ideas for your essay from things you have witnessed, experiences in your own life, or stories you have read about in newspapers or magazines.   Seepages 570-575 for help with this assignment.                   
                                        Writing Exercise Worksheet  (Click Here for lined paper.) 
 
 
Grammar - Chapter 4   Read & Complete Exercises 1 - 4 &Rev. Ex. A  - pages 88-98 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 20
 
Reading -     European Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
                                     500 - 1800   A  Time of Transition
                             Read pages 583 - 616

                             Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK 20
 
 
Writing -    Write an essay comparing Roland and the Iliad's Achilles (see page 123) as epic heroes.  Consider the strengths and flaws of each hero and how their codes of honor differ.  In what sense is each character a tragic hero ... an exemplary individual who is nevertheless defeated by his own mistakes and weaknesses?
                               Writing Exercise Worksheet WK 20
 
Grammar  -  Pages 98 - 107  Complete Review A, Ex. 5, Review B, Ex. 6, Rev. C, and Chapter    
Review.
 
 
 
 
 
Week 21
 
Reading - European Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
                                     500 - 1800   A  Time of Transition
                            
                     
                       Read pages 619 - 665
                             Reading Comprehension Work WK 21
 
Writing -  The English Puritan writer John Milton in Paradise Lost pictures Hell as a gigantic furnace, as described in Lines from Book 1 (go online for a reading of this description.)  Think of the qualities of both fire and ices.  In your opinion, which is better suited to symbolically describe the place farthest from God, the center of Hell?  Write an essay defending your position.  Be sure to support your choice with at least three strong reasons.
                            Writing Exercise (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -  Pages 108 - 113  Complete exercises 1, 2, 3 and Rev. A.
 
 
 
 
 
Week 22
 
Reading -     Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature                           
                     
                       Read pages 667 - 684
                             Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK 22  (Click Here!)
 
 
Writing -       Read "When You Are Old" (page 684) by the Irish poet W.B. Yeats written in imitation of Ronsard's sonnet "To Helene."  Write an essay comparing and contrasting Yeat's poem with Ronsard's.  Your essay should include answers to the following questions: Two whom is each poem addressed, and in what way are they similar? - How does the speaker in each poem want the person addressed to think of him in the future? - What does each speaker want the person he is addressing to do? - In what ways are the speakers' intentions similar and different?
                            Writing Exercise Worksheet WK 22  (Click Here!)
 
 
Grammar -  Pages 114 - 123  Complete Ex. 5 - 8, Rev. B - D.
 
 
 
 
 
Week 23
 
Reading -     European Literature in the Nineteenth Century 
                      1800-1900                           
                     
                       Read pages 739 - 820
                             Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK 23 (Click Here!)
 
 
Writing -       In an essay, interpret the meaning or significance of the title "A Problem."  Explain what serious moral problem was being discussed.  What other serious family problem is presented in the story?  In what sense is the forged promissory note the least serious problem?  Include an autobiographical incident of a family problem you have encountered.  What moral lesson did you learn?
                            Writing Exercise Worksheet WK 23  (Click Here!)
 
 
Grammar -  Pages 124 - 143  Complete Ex. 9 - 13, Rev. E - K and Chapter Review.
 
 
 
 
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
                 Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                "The Jungle"          Worksheet # 1   
                                              Worksheet # 2
 
  
  
Week 24
 
Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 -                          
                     
                       Read pages 839 - 879
                             Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  24 (Click Here!)
 
 
Writing -       Read "The Hunger Artist" - pages 870-877.  Kafka identifies his main character as an artist. What generalization might Kafka be making about artistic endeavor?  In formal essay, analyze the story as a commentary on the theme of “the artist in society.”  Consider the changing interest of the public, the hunger artists’ sense of “artistic honor,” the changing interests of the public, the hunger artist’s torment over the fact that people do not understand his achievement…the hunger artist’s final fate, and the statements the hunger artist makes about “hungering.”  Use specific quotations from the story to support your points.   
                            Writing Exercise Worksheet WK 24  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -  Pages 124 - 143  Complete Ex. 9 - 13, Rev. E - K and Chapter Review.
 
 
 
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                          http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
       
                     Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                   "The Jungle"          Worksheet # 3  
                                                  Worksheet # 4
 
 
 
 
 Week 25
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
 
                            Read pages 883 - 919
                            Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  25 (Click Here!)
 
  
Writing:   According to Camus, “the workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and this fate is no less absurd” than Sisyphus’s meaningless and repetitive labor.  Imagine yourself as one of the workers Camus describes.  In a formal essay, discuss the ways Camus’s philosophy might help you face life with hope and joy in spite of the obstacles and absurdities you may face.  You must complete a prewriting activity prior to the FINAL COPY:   (CLICK HERE !)
 
 
Grammar -  Pages 124 - 143  Complete Ex. 9 - 13, Rev. E - K and Chapter Review.
 
 
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
 
                       Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                 "The Jungle"          Worksheet # 5          Worksheet # 6 
                                                 TEST
 
 
 
Week 26
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages 921 - 944
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  26 (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:  Write an 500 word narrative in which you personify elements of nature.  In other words, your characters may be a tree, a flower, an animal, the sun, the moon, the stars, the sea, etc... Have your characters interact with one another...show dialogue, use setting, plot development, character development, climax, and resolution....all of the parts of a good short story.  Remember to include imagery, symbolism and other aspects of figurative language.  Impress me!  
                   For lined paper... (CLICK  HERE!)
 
 
Grammar -  Pages 124 - 143  Complete Ex. 9 - 13, Rev. E - K and Chapter Review.
 
 
 
  
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          Worksheet # 7  
                                                   Worksheet # 8
 
 
 
 
Week 27
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages 956 - 968
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  27(Click Here!)
 
 
 
 
Grammar -  Pages 124 - 143  Complete Ex. 9 - 13, Rev. E - K and Chapter Review.
 
 
 
  
 
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
                                                  
 
 
 
 
 
Week 28
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages  972 - 993
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  28    (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    Write an essay in which you explore your own responses to the question, “Why WRITE?”   What do you see as the primary purpose of writing novels, poems, plays, short stories (keeping what you have learned from reading the earlier passages).  As a starting point, you may consider one book that has been important to you in your life and explain how that book fulfills one of the following purposes: to record aspects of the human experience, to take us places we could not otherwise visit, to leave a record for future generations, to help us discover our unique identities, etc..
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
 
  
 
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
                                                  
Week 29
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages  985 - 999
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  29   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    ESSAY :  Write an essay in which you analyze how cultural beliefs impact the subject and theme of these stories.  Could these stories have taken place in a different time period or culture, or is an understanding of these stories completely dependent on knowing the West African spiritual beliefs that underlie it?  Be sure to point out the ways in which these stories are specific to its culture of origin and the ways in which it is universal.    (Click Here!)
 
Vocabulary - PBL Wk 29  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
  
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
                                                  
Week 30 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages  1002 - 1020
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  30   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:     ESSAY :  Write an essay in which you analyze how cultural beliefs and cultural clashes impact the subject and theme of “On Seeing England for the First Time” and “The Virgins.”  What does each selection have to save about cultural clashes?  What did you learn about the possible outcomes and misunderstandings that arise with co-existing cultures?  How are the views of the author alike and different from the author of “The Trains from Rhodesia?”  Have you ever experienced culture clash?  Explain giving real-life details. 
 
Vocabulary - PBL Wk 30  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
  
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
                                                  
Week 31
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages 1022 - 1052     
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  31   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    ESSAY :  Write an essay in which you analyze how cultural beliefs impact the subject and theme of these stories.  Could these stories have taken place in a different time period or culture, or is an understanding of these stories completely dependent on knowing the West African spiritual beliefs that underlie it?  Be sure to point out the ways in which these stories are specific to its culture of origin and the ways in which it is universal.    (Click Here!)
 
 
Vocabulary - PBL Wk 31  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
  
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
                                                  
Week 32
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages  1053 - 1076     
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  32   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    :  
 
Exercise # 1:  Write an essay about the way this poem made you feel about war.      
 
Exercise # 2:  In the form of a diary entry, write a paragraph about your views of love, marriage, independence, or one of the other related issues that Zhang Jie addresses in her story. 
 
Exercise # 3:  Write a paragraph alternate ending to the story about the astrologer.
                                                     (Click Here!)
 
Vocabulary - PBL Wk 32  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
  
READ     "The Jungle"      by Upton Sinclair    ...   online at :
                      http://www.gutenberg.org/files/140/140-h/140-h.htm         
        
                      Complete the Portfolio for this novel.
      
                     "The Jungle"          TEST
 
 
 
 
Week 33
 
 
 Reading -     Modern and Contemporary World Literature 1900 - 
                                Read pages  1078 - 1095     
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  33   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    :  WRITING 
 
Exercise # 1:  Write an essay about the way this story made you feel about reading, writing, and education in general. / education.      
 
Exercise # 2: Write a free verse poem about poetry and its effect upon people / yourself / others…be mindful of music in today’s modern world. .
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Vocabulary - PBL Wk 33  (Click Here!)
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
  
 
Week 34
 
 
 Reading -     Reporting - Literary Research - Research Paper - Presenting
                                        Read pages     1098  - 1113       1113
 
                                 Reading Comprehension Worksheet WK  34   (Click Here!)
 
 
 Writing:    :  Research Paper:  Do an online search for appropriate topics.  Make a list of 10 of your favorite topics.  Choose three of those topics and write a thesis statement for each topic.  I will assist you in selecting one of those three thesis statements for your research paper. You must use proper formatting and include proper citations.  Your paper must follow the guidelines provided in the above reading material.  Use your textbook for guidance and the Information Center for resources.
 
 
Vocabulary - Publish your research paper.
 
Grammar -   Assessed per essay.
 
 
 
 
 
Week 35 - 36
 
 
FINAL EXAM GRADE        Project Based Learning   (PBL Final)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                  
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