Welcome to Q3!
Notebook assignment made; daily participation including homework completion; notebooks collected Fridays
Practice uploading a pdf to Jupiter--do two files: one that's a typed document and one that is more than one page and from notebook paper--due Tuesday
Remote students should use a composition book for the remote assignment (I will put one in your cubby along with your copy of Frankenstein, so you can send a delegate to collect it.)
We are using the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, so you should be careful to order that edition only in the Simon and Schuster imprint if it's best for you just to order the book:
Finally, here is the pdf of the 1818 edition. Do not just Google--you will get the later edition, which has key differences.
Here is an audio book version of the 1818 edition to help you as you read the paper book.
Monday 25 January (F/1): Introduction to Frankenstein; European Romanticism; Frankenstein SQs
Tuesday 26 January (F/2): Here is an audio book version to help you as you read the paper book; Reading 1 due (readings are listed on the SQs); pdf upload practice due
Wednesday 27 January (F/3): No class F/3
Thursday 28 January (F/4): SQ for Reading 1 due; present sq as a mini-example of academic writing, well written short, low-stakes practice; see how well you can make and defend a claim, blend and cite, etc.; notebook due before school (pick up by end of school day); Frost at Midnight
Friday 29 January (F/5): No school for upper school students; March for Life day
Monday 1 February (F/6): (Snow day) Reading 2 due
Tuesday 2 February (F/0): (Snow day) SQ for Reading 2 due
Wednesday 3 February (F/1): Activity for Reading 2; Reading 3 due; Bildungsroman of Victor
Thursday 4 February (F/2): SQ for Reading 3 due; the monster's appearance; vocab assigned
Friday 5 February (F/3): No class; F/3; notebook due before school (pick up by end of school day)
Monday 8 February: Headmaster's Holiday
Tuesday 9 February (F/4): Reading 4 and SQ due
Wednesday 10 February (F/5): Reading 5 due
Thursday 11 February (F/6): SQ due for Reading 5
Friday 12 February (F/0): Reading 6 due; notebook due before school (pick up by end of school day)
Monday 15 February: Presidents' Day; No school
Tuesday 16 February (F/1): Review of literary terms; Review of Readings 1-6
Wednesday 17 February (F/2): Quest: literary terms and Frankenstein, Readings 1–6
Thursday 18 February (F/3): No class, F/3
Friday 19 February (F/4): Snow Day! Revise one SQ as second-draft academic writing; here is checklist for revision;
here is a sample vocab quiz; here is a key to that quiz
Monday 22 February (F/5): Revised SQ due (moved because of snow day); Reading 7 due; turn in notebook before school (pick up by end of school day)
Tuesday 23 February (F/6): Reading 7 SQ due
Wednesday 24 February (F/0): Vocab quiz; Reading 7 activities, continued
Thursday 25 February (F/1): Reading 8 due
Friday 26 February (F/2): Reading 8 SQ due; notebook due before school (pick up by end of school day)
Mandatory paper conferences: Monday 16 November through Friday 20 November
Come early to talk thesis and outline, or come late to talk about support, coherence, and grammar
Monday 16 November (F/0): No classes; Mrs. Shirvanian's funeral
Tuesday 17 November (F/1): Vocabulary quiz; Begin The Odyssey in class
Wednesday 18 November (F/2): Book 1 of The Odyssey due
Thursday 19 November (F/3): No class; bio instead
Friday 20 November (F/4): Poetry OutLoud Classroom Competition; Odyssey books assigned for presentation; here's the assignment sheet for the Odyssey presentation
Monday 23 November (F/5): Book 2 of The Odyssey due
Tuesday 24 November (F/6): Agamemnon paper due; poem distributed
Monday 30 November (F/0): Extra day off!
Tuesday 1 December (F/1): Extra day off!
Wednesday 2 December (F/2): Book 3 due; here is the handout for class
Thursday 3 December (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Friday 4 December (F/4): Book 4 due; the Bildungsroman of Telemachus assigned; here's the essay checklist; thesis statements generated and discussed
Monday 7 December (F/5): Thesis and topic sentences due; Book 5 (Ana María) due
Tuesday 8 December (F/6): Abbreviated class; Feast of the Immaculate Conception; All-School Mass at 11:15 if possible; Intro and overall informal outline due for workshop or conference
Wednesday 9 December (F/0): Book 6 due (Mari); keep writing!
Thursday 10 December (F/1): Book 7 due (Bella); 2/3 of poem due for French dictation
Friday 11 December (F/2): Draft of essay due on paper in class or as pdf to the turn-in slot in Jupiter, by 9pm
Here is a quick summary of The Odyssey; use it to help you stay oriented through the books we skip.
Monday 14 December (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Tuesday 15 December (F/4): Skip Book 8 [Adrianna]; Book 9 due (Lucy); here’s an exploration of numbers on the boats; these numbers are lower than what we’d have if Odysseus’ crew is similar to the Boetians in Iliad Book 2; here is one of my favorite student projects of all time, on Book 9 of The Odyssey
Wednesday 16 December (F/5): Snow day!
Thursday 17 December (F/6): Snow day!
Friday 18 December (F/0): Poetry OutLoud competition instead of class; Go, Margot!
The schedule below is as tight as I can make it--if class is canceled for any reason, we have to continue with the reading as per this schedule:
Also, presentations have to happen in order. As per the policy, if you miss your presentation, even for a good reason, we will cover the book in class and you will have a writing assignment in lieu of your presentation.
Monday 4 January (F/1): Book 10 due (Fiat)
Tuesday 5 January (F/2): Book 11 due (Emily); Book 11 Activity
Wednesday 6 January (F/3): Book 12 due, even though it's a drop day; Here is the midterm overview
Thursday 7 January (F/4): Book 12 presentation (SHannan); Book 13 due (Ashlee)
Friday 8 January (F/5): skip the brilliant Book 14 (but Mrs. Walsh presents); skip Book 15 (but Astrid presents); Book 16 due (Nicole); skip Book 17 (but Clare presents)
Monday 11 January (F/6): Presentations on skipped Books 18 (Keira), 19 (Hillary), 20 (Mary); Book 21 due (Sara)
Tuesday 12 January (F/0): Book 22 due (Siena); exam review 1 (essay questions from review sheet)
Wednesday 13 January (F/1): Book 23 due (Leanna); Additional handout; exam review 2 (some passages)
Thursday 14 January (F/2): Books 24 due (Margot); exam review 3
Friday 15 January (F/3): Drop day; books due for annotation check--drop off before school; pick up at lunch.
Monday 18 January: No classes; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Midterms; English midterm is Wednesday at 8:45
Monday 26 October (F/0): Iliad in-class rewrite due; Agamemnon introduction
Tuesday 27 October (F/1): Agamemenon reading 1 due (scroll down to see what the readings are); here is the in-class handout; vocabulary assigned
Wednesday 28 October (F/2): Agamemnon reading 2 due; group activity
Thursday 29 October (F/3): No class; bio instead
Friday 30 October: No school
Monday 2 November (F/4): Finish Reading 2 activity; check out this production of the play to get a sense of masks, rhythm, and intensity; here is another handout that makes clear key issues; vocabulary due for discussion
Tuesday 3 November (F/5): Agamemnon reading 3 due
Wednesday 4 November (F/6): Agamemnon reading 4 due
Thursday 5 November (F/0): Agamemnon reading 5 due
Friday 6 November (F/1): No class; Bio instead (Mrs. Walsh with the sophomores) Here is Agamemnon review
Monday 9 November (F/2): here is a summary of the full Oresteia; here is a passage review
Tuesday 10 November (F/3): Not bio but class; Agamemnon test; book annotation check; begin thinking about theme statements for Agamemnon
Here is the flyer for Poetry OutLoud.
Wednesday 11 November (F/4): 20 minutes of class before Veterans' Day Observance; part 2 of Siena's House of Atreus presentation
Thursday 12 November (F/5): Quiz on Iliad presentations, in preparation for The Odyssey; paper begun; thesis workshop
Friday 13 November (F/6): Workday for paper/thesis gauntlet activity; Vocab review
Reading 1: 103-117
Reading 2: 117-131
Reading 3: 131-145
Reading 4: 145-159
Reading 5: 159-end
Assignments may be handed in on paper in class or electronically as PDFs through the Jupiter assignment turn-in.
Feel free to refer to this outline of The Iliad to help you manage the gaps as we read only selected books.
Thursday 3 September (F/0): Welcome, policies, poem practice
Friday 4 September (F/1): Poem due
Tuesday 8 September (F/2): Epic, the oral tradition, book annotation, beginning of Book 1
Wednesday 9 September (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Thursday 10 September (F/4): Iliad Book 1 due; vocabulary assigned; write your vocabulary on the discussion forum on Jupiter (try today so you can ask questions Friday if needed)
Friday 11 September (F/5): Finish in-class activity reporting; Mrs. Walsh presents Book 2 (you are not assigned to read Book 2) Singer of Tales video clips; Comparative translations exercise: look here and here for examples of interpreted differences; have you posted your vocabulary word to the discussion forum?
Use Merriam Webster or American Heritage Dictionary for definition.
Use Online Etymology Dictionary for etymology.
Monday 14 September (F/6): Comparative translations notes due; Vocabulary word due; Vocabulary discussion in class
Tuesday 15 September (F/0): Blend and cite exercise in class; Book 3 excerpts in class. Here is the Laura Nesbitt "Consider the Lobster" piece we used as an example
Wednesday 16 September (F/1): First attempt blend and cite due; Begin Book 5 (Diomedes) in class
Thursday 17 September (F/2): First half of Book 5 due
Friday 18 September (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Monday 21 September (F/4): Final blend and cite due; Second half of Book 5 due; Book 5 SQs from class (1–8), second half of Book 5 questions
Tuesday 22 September (F/5): No class; summer reading discussions instead
Wednesday 23 September (F/6): Iliad Book 6 due; Vocab sample quiz in class to show format, etc.
Thursday 24 September (F/0): Friendship and rhetoric in The Iliad; thesis writing exercise (with an eye to the in-class writing ahead)
Friday 25 September (F/1): Iliad Book 9 due
Monday 28 September (F/2): Vocabulary quiz; Prep for in-class writing on Book 1, 5, 6, and/or 9
Tuesday 29 September (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Wednesday 30 September (F/4): In-class writing
Thursday 1 October (F/5): Iliad Book 16 due
Friday 2 October (F/6): Book 18 in class; Iliad project options distributed
Here are Iliad project sign-ups so far.
Monday 5 October (F/0): Iliad Book 22 (Death of Hector) due (here is the in-class handout); Iliad review with sample questions available; commit to your project
Tuesday 6 October (F/1): Iliad Book 24 (Peace) due; discussion of some sample quotation identification questions; project proposal due for students inventing their own topics
Wednesday 7 October (F/2): Iliad review
Thursday 8 October (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Friday 9 October (F/4): Iliad test; book annotations due; notebook due for notes check
Monday 12 October : Columbus Day; No school
Tuesday 13 October (F/5): Workday for Iliad project; bring devices; work in groups; have materials to accomplish good work in class
Wednesday 14 October (F/6): No class; PSAT
Thursday 15 October (F/0): Sources due for Iliad project; lesson on MLA Works Consulted page; presentation notes and advice
Friday 16 October (F/1): Project building; update due at the end of class
Monday 19 October (F/2): Iliad project due; presentations in class
Tuesday 20 October (F/3): No class; Bio instead
Wednesday 21 October (F/4): More project presentations; Iliad in-class re-write meetings
Thursday 22 October (F/5): Last project presentations; continue to work on Iliad in-class re-write
Friday 23 October (F/6): Iliad in-class rewrite workday
Monday 26 October (F/0): Iliad in-class rewrite due
Here are the materials from last week:
Exam materials available (exam will be an essay, and will involve Macbeth); here is the handout; here is the screencast.
From Friday's Zoom call:
This is the handout we used on the call.
Here is an essay checklist.
You should check your Jupiter and make sure that you have read over any returned papers (file is called "feedback.pdf" in your turn-ins).
Here are some sample structures for comparison and contrast essays. Here is a screencast that explains these structures.
You'll get your prompt in your Jupiter message inbox by 9am Tuesday morning.
A student who uses regular time should spend 30 minutes planning her response. Then, she should spend 45 minutes writing.
She should handwrite her essay, double-spaced on loose leaf paper. Please use pen.
When she is finished, she should scan her response as one pdf document (of several pages) and upload to the assignment/turn-in in Jupiter.
All regular-time tests should be handed in by 10:30am--this deadline includes 15 minutes for scanning and uploading.
A student should not use the Internet once she has opened the prompt.
Please remember to turn in your Macbeth book at textbook turn-in so that I can give you credit for annotations. I'll give you your book back in September.
There's a slot in Jupiter for turning in (as a pdf, please) your final inferences about your word journal. I am really curious about what conclusions you draw from your findings! Bothering to articulate your inferences in a formal enough way for me to read them is also worthwhile studying. One or two paragraphs with connections to the text (a few key quoted passages, blended and cited) will be sufficient
Finally, thank you for all so much for your work, energy, creativity, and resilience during this difficult time!
Thursday 30 April: Short Intro to Macbeth handout (screencast); How to read Macbeth by yourself handout (screencast); Assignments associated with reading Macbeth; Read 1.1-1.3
Friday 1 May: Read 1.4-1.7 (rest of Act 1); Weekly Zoom call 11:30-12:30
Monday 4 May: Act 1 Activities due by 9pm; View Act I; login information is in your materials on Jupiter
Tuesday 5 May: Read Act 2; View Act 2
Wednesday 6 May: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 7 May: Act 2 Activities: Your own questions about Act 2, Word journal (see initial activities handout), Reflective journal (do 5 from Act 2), Study questions (to keep your reading on track--not due in writing but important prep for Zoom call tomorrow)
Friday 8 May: Read 3.1 and 3.2; Zoom call 12:00-12:45 (time different because of conflict)
Monday 11 May: Read through the end of Act 3
Tuesday 12 May: Act 3 Activities (as before turn in Word Journal, 5 Reflective Journal questions from Act 3, and your own questions about the text; make your own notes about the Study Questions, possibly fodder for your the questions you ask in that component of the assignment and on the Zoom call Friday); View Act 3
Wednesday 13 May: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 14 May: Read 4.1 and 4.2; speech assigned; please submit your speech choice by 6pm today (see handout)
Friday 15 May: Read 4.3; Weekly Zoom call 11:30-12:30 (please have read before Zoom call)
Monday 18 May: Act 4 Activities (Word Journal update, 5 Reflective Journal questions from Act 4, your own questions about the text; make notes on the Study Questions to keep your reading on track); View Act 4
Tuesday 19 May: Read 5.1-5.5
Wednesday 20 May: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 21 May: Read 5.5-end of play; View Act 5
Friday 22 May:
1. Zoom with guest speaker Ian Blackwell Rogers (invite on your Jupiter calendar): Macbeth in Original Pronunciation; Zoom 11:30-12:30; Here is a video about original pronunciation (watch this before the call); here is a video about original practices in Shakespeare (great, but long and therefore optional).
2. Act 5 activities assigned here due no later than Tuesday (Your questions, word journal, reflective journal; Act 5 SQs are for your reference).
3. Exam materials available (exam will be essay, and will involve Macbeth); here is the handout; here is the screencast
Monday 25 May: Memorial Day; no classes
Tuesday 26 May: Finalize work on speech; Act 5 activities due by midnight
Ian Blackwell Rogers made videos of your speeches! Listen to what he has put together. He is an actor, of course, and you are a reciter--feel free to understand from his work one reading of your speech and to recite in a way that conveys meaning:
"Two truths are told": Video, actor's script mark-up
"They met me in the day of success": Video, (sorry, no actor's script mark-up for this one)
"If it were done when 'tis done": Video, actor's script mark-up
"Is this a dagger I see before me": Video, actor's script mark-up
"My former speeches have but hit your thoughts": Video, actor's script mark-up
Feel free to look at all of the marked up speeches to understand what the actor pays attention to as he learns the piece--the poetry, which you may at first ignore when learning sentence by sentence, dictates to the actor a lot about expression.
Wednesday 27 May: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 28 May: Speech due
Let's do groups of three on a Zoom call. I will let you in from the waiting room during breaks between speeches, so please be patient if you are waiting for a minute or two; you may go once your speech is completed:
11:30-11:40: Cristina, Elise, Becky
11:40-11:50: Isha, Portia, Yahfyah
11:50-12:00: Molly, Benedetta, Anna
12:00-12:10: Grace, Allison, Franchi
12:10-12:20: Abigail, Isis, Lucia
12:20-12:30: Nadia, Izzy, Lilly
12:30-12:40: Gabby, Ruthie
Friday 29 May: Exam review: Zoom call 11:30-12:30
Monday 1 June: Last day of classes; exam review
*Book annotations due at book drop-off * (Books will be returned to you to keep when we meet again.)
Thursday 26 March: View screencast on Antigone; here's the handout that goes with the screencast; read Sophocles' Antigone pp. 59-74; receive returned drafts by the end of the day
Friday 27 March: Sophocles' Antigone pp. 75-89; Work on paper
Monday 30 March: Sophocles' Antigone pp. 90-104; Work on paper
Tuesday 31 March: Finish revisions of Frankenstein paper; Sophocles' Antigone pp. 105-119
Wednesday 1 April: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 2 April: Final Frankenstein paper due to Dropbox by 9pm
Friday 3 April: Sophocles' Antigone pp. 120-end; finish reading before attending Zoom call at 11:30am; Sophocles' Antigone timed writing assigned; here is an assignment sheet to reinforce ideas from the Zoom call
Monday 6 April: Prep for Sophocles' Antigone timed writing; optional Zoom call at 11:30am
Tuesday 7 April: Sophocles' Antigone timed writing; Anouilh's Antigone available (handed out in hard copy at school)
Wednesday 8 April: Wonder Wednesday
Rest of week off for Holy Week
Wednesday 15 April: Wonder Wednesday
Thursday 16 April: Begin Anouilh's Antigone; read pp. 3-25; note differences between Anouilh and Sophocles
As you know, Anouilh's Antigone is a twentieth-century re-working of Sophocles' Ancient Greek text. It was first performed in 1944 in France--when France was occupied by Nazi Germany. As you read, consider the possible political implications of the play as you explore the rising voice of the individual against the state.
Friday 17 April: Finish Anouilh's Antigone; read pp. 26-51 (end); participate in discussion forum by 6pm
Monday 20 April: (Mandatory) Zoom call 11:30-12:30; Be ready to talk more about the SQ you answered on the discussion forum. On the call, we'll talk about the play and then set up staged reading group assignments
Tuesday 21 April: Proposal for staged reading scenes due--groups may hand in one proposal with all names on it. Give your first, second, and their choices of scenes. Hand this in by noon today so that I can assign scenes immediately and you can get started. I will assign scenes in the order I receive proposals so there's an advantage in deciding efficiently. Hand in through the assignment in Jupiter (anyone in the group may hand in for all).
Wednesday 22 April: Jane Austen Day!
Thursday 23 April: Here is the promised grading checklist for the project. Please take a look before you begin in earnest. Workday 1; Journal 1 due, uploaded as a pdf to the assignment in Jupiter by 9pm. Journals may be handwritten or typed; please see the instructions. Each individual writes a journal, and while you may talk a bit about ideas, the journals should really be individual work
Friday 24 April: Workday 2; Journal 2 due to the assignment in Jupiter by 9pm
Monday 27 April: Workday 3; Journal 3 due to the assignment in Jupiter by 9pm
Tuesday 28 April: Performance Day! Zoom call begins at 11:45. Everyone is welcome to attend the whole meeting if desired. Otherwise, Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 attend from 11:45-12:30, and groups 5, 6, and 7 attend from 12:30-1:15. Journal 4 due by 3pm.
Reminder: Here is the Dropbox link for submitting work: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dSfZMosJxUPKsS5vmYdN
All work must be in pdf format.
Wednesday 18 March: View screencast: Vocabulary exercises to study for quiz (2 lists)--Vocabulary due by 5pm today; Frankenstein paper assigned
Thursday 19 March: Work on Frankenstein paper
Friday 20 March: Work on Frankenstein paper; Complete and submit this vocabulary review (2 lists) by 5pm; Here is the vocabulary key
Write up what you've decided to do for your Frankenstein paper--this proposal will be binding in the generalities but of course you may decide to change the particulars as you go. Give your best specific ideas so that I can help you with outlining, etc. Submit your write-up as a pdf to the Dropbox, labeled clearly, by the end of the day today.
Monday 23 March: Vocabulary quiz; Work on Frankenstein paper
•For the vocabulary quiz: I made notes in the comments on Jupiter Grades for any words you had a difficult time writing sentences for. The vocab review (sample quiz) was marked only for participation. The review screencast has been up via this site since Friday. Please make sure you have reviewed thoroughly before opening the quiz, for which you should set a timer, per the instructions on the top of the paper.
Here is the quiz.
Please fill it out on the paper, scan it to a single pdf, and upload it to the Dropbox by noon today.
•If you have not sent me your Frankenstein paper proposal, please send it today. Outlining and working through ideas can only improve your paper.
Tuesday 24 March: Work on Frankenstein paper
Wednesday 25 March: Best possible draft of Frankenstein paper due to Dropbox by 3pm
Monday 27 January (F/3): Introduction to Frankenstein; European Romanticism; Frankenstein SQs
Tuesday 28 January (F/4): Surprise! English class! Here is an audio book version to help you as you read the paper book; Reading 1 due; Begin reading-by-reading vocab
Wednesday 29 January (F/5): SQ for Reading 1 due; present sq as a mini-example of academic writing, well written short, low-stakes practice; see how well you can make and defend a claim, blend and cite, etc.
Thursday 30 January (F/6): Reading 2 due
Friday 31 January (F/0): SQ for Reading 2 due
Monday 3 February: No school; Headmaster's Holiday
Tuesday 4 February (F/1): Reading 3 due; Bildungsroman of Victor
Wednesday 5 February (F/2): SQ due for Reading 3; the monster's appearance
Thursday 6 February (F/3): Reading 4 due
Friday 7 February (F/4): No class; Reading 4 SQ due
Monday 10 February (F/5): Reading 5 due; here is a student Prezi to help you keep up with the geography of the novel; "Frost at Midnight" introduced
Tuesday 11 February (F/6): SQ due for Reading 5
Wednesday 12 February (F/0): Reading 6 due
Thursday 13 February (F/1): Review of literary terms; Review of Readings 1-6
Friday 14 February (F/2): Quest: literary terms and Frankenstein, Readings 1–6
Monday 17 February: No school; Presidents' Day
Tuesday 18 February (F/3): Revise in class one SQ as second-draft academic writing
Wednesday 19 February (F/4): No class; here is a sample vocab quiz; here is a key to that quiz
Thursday 20 February (F/5): Reading 7 due; Vocab quiz
Friday 21 February (F/6): Reading 7 SQ due to Dropbox by class time
Monday 24 February (F/0): Reading 7 activities, continued
Tuesday 25 February (F/1): Reading 8 due
Wednesday 26 February (F/2): Ash Wednesday Mass; No class; SQ due by class time
Thursday 27 February (F/3): Reading 9 due; Vocabulary assigned
Friday 28 February (F/4): F/4; No class (Reading 9 SQ is not assigned)
Monday 2 March (F/5): Reading 10 due
Tuesday 3 March (F/6): Reading 10 SQ due
Wednesday 4 March (F/0): Reading 11 due
Thursday 5 March (F/1): Reading 11 SQ due
Friday 6 March (F/2): Reading 12 due
Monday 9 March (F/3): Reading 12 SQ due
Tuesday 10 March (F/4): Class meets; Reading 13 due
Wednesday 11 March (F/5): Class drops (you will have biology)
Thursday 12 March (F/6): Reading 13 SQ due; review for test
***announcement that we close Monday for coronavirus***
Friday 13 March (F/0): In-class exercises in lieu of test; book annotation check
Monday 16 March: Day off
Tuesday 17 March: Day off
Wednesday 18 March: Vocabulary exercises in lieu of test
Thursday 19 March: View screencast for Sophocles' Antigone
Friday 20 March: Begin reading Antigone
Friday 15 November (F/1): Odyssey introduction
Monday 18 November (F/2): No class; field trip
Tuesday 19 November (F/3): Book 1 of Odyssey due
Wednesday 20 November (F/4): No class; F/4
Thursday 21 November (F/5): Odyssey Book 2 due; Mrs. Walsh on field trip
Friday 22 November (F/6): Books 1 and 2 activities in class; Official due date for Agamemnon final draft
Monday 25 November (F/0): Agamemnon final draft accepted also this day; Odyssey Book 3 due; poem assigned for recitation
Tuesday 26 November (F/1): Odyssey Book 4 due; the Bildungsroman of Telemachus assigned (but not a task for over Thanksgiving unless you find yourself with time); here's the essay checklist; here's the assignment sheet for the Odyssey presentation
Monday 2 December (F/2): Surprise! Bio class
Tuesday 3 December (F/3): Thesis statements developed in class
Wednesday 4 December (F/4): Surprise! English class; Topic sentences due; Books 5-24 assigned to individual students for presentations
Thursday 5 December (F/5): Intro and two body paragraphs due for workshop
Friday 6 December (F/6): Full draft of paper due; poem assigned for recitation
Monday 9 December (F/0): Abbreviated or missed class; Feast of the Immaculate Conception all-school Mass; Book 5 due (if no presentation today, then tomorrow) (Becky)
Tuesday 10 December (F/1): Book 6 due (Nadia)
Wednesday 11 December (F/2): No class; Poetry Out Loud
Thursday 12 December (F/3): Book 7 due (Ruthie)
Friday 13 December (F/4): No class; final paper due to Dropbox by 9pm
Monday 16 December (F/5): (Skip Book 8 [Cristina]) Book 9 due (Anna); here’s an exploration of numbers on the boats; these numbers are lower than what we’d have if Odysseus’ crew is similar to the Boetians in Illiad Book 2
Tuesday 17 December (F/6): Book 10 due (Molly); French dictation of poem
Wednesday 18 December (F/0): Book 11 due (Elise)
Thursday 19 December (F/1): Book 12 due (Gabby)
Friday 20 December (F/2): Book 13 due; poem due (Allison)
Monday 6 January (F/3): Book 14 due (Isis)
Tuesday 7 January (F/4): Book 16 is due. Possibly we will have class even though it is F/4; Mr. Hawley may not be available. If we have class, we will have the presentations for Books 15 (Franchi) and 16 (Yahfyah)
Wednesday 8 January (F/5): We will continue presentations. Students are to have read Book 16 and 20, along with the summary of 17, 18, and 19.
(Skip Books 17 [Abigail], 18 [Lilly], 19 [Benedetta]; read summary); Book 20 due (Lucia)
Thursday 9 January (F/6): Book 21 due (Izzy); Midterm check-in: cards, questions about essay questions, notes toward short answer
Friday 10 January (F/0): Book 22 due (Isha); Midterm vocabulary review
Monday 13 January (F/1): Book 23 due (Grace); Midterm short answer practice
Tuesday 14 January (F/2): Book 24 due (Portia)
Wednesday 15 January (F/3): Surprise! Bio class!
Thursday 16 January (F/4): Surprise! English class! Odyssey review
Friday 17 January (F/5): Odyssey test
Midterms (Quick review; more specific review materials available after break)
Here is a quick outline of The Odyssey to help you stay oriented.