Here is the URL for the Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/dSfZMosJxUPKsS5vmYdN
Here it is as a link.
This URL is good; we used it all last year. If you need help getting your computer or phone to talk to Dropbox, try a different browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) and be patient as you exercise any problem-solving skills needed.
Feel free to refer to this outline of The Iliad to help you manage the gaps as we read only selected books.
Wednesday 4 September (F/0): Welcome, policies, expectations; book annotation; How to Succeed in English 9
Thursday 5 September (F/1): "Testing, testing 1, 2, 3" assignment due to the Dropbox before class; review poem, begin reading Iliad Book 1 in class (Invocation of the muse)
Friday 6 September (F/2): Poem due in class; HW: Read Iliad Book 1; Vocabulary list 1 assigned; How to look up your vocabulary word
Monday 9 September (F/3): No class; Float 3
Tuesday 10 September (F/4): Iliad Book 1 due; HW: Write SQ answer using blended, cited quotations
Wednesday 11 September (F/5): Comparative translations exercise in class: look here and here for examples of interpreted differences; Vocabulary list 1 due
Thursday 12 September (F/6): Comparative translation hw (notes) due; Catalogue of Ships (Book 2) in class; Vocabulary list discussion begins here and continues over the next several days
Friday 13 September (F/0): Iliad Half of Book 5 (Diomedes) due
Monday 16 September (F/1): Iliad Second half of Book 5 due; here's the vocabulary master list compiled by students and edited
Tuesday 17 September (F/2): Iliad Book 6 (Diomedes/Glaucus) due; Vocabulary sample quiz (to show format, etc.); Blend and cite re-write due--turn in new version along with the old, marked version
Wednesday 18 September (F/3): No class; Float 3
Thursday 19 September (F/4): Friendship and rhetoric in the Iliad; other themes; thesis writing exercise
Friday 20 September (F/5): Iliad Book 9 (Embassy to Achilles) due
Monday 23 September (F/6): Iliad 1, 5, 6, and/or 9 in-class writing (thesis and two paragraphs)
Tuesday 24 September (F/0): Iliad Book 16 (Death of Patroclus) due
Wednesday 25 September (F/1): Vocabulary Quiz #1, (Here's the sample quiz), Shield of Achilles (Book 18) in class
Thursday 26 September (F/2): Iliad project options distributed (Mrs. Walsh on field trip)
Friday 27 September: (F/3); No class; Float 3 (half day with dismissal at 12:25)
Monday 30 September (F/4): Iliad Book 22 (Death of Hector) due; Iliad review with sample questions available; commit to your project
Tuesday 1 October (F/5): Iliad Book 24 (Peace) due; discussion of some sample quotation identification questions
Wednesday 2 October (F/6): No school; Funeral for Mr. Joe McPherson
Thursday 3 October (F/0): Iliad review, Mrs. Walsh out; Mrs. Walsh will have a review session at lunch if she's back from her meeting and after school if not.
Friday 4 October (F/1): Our Lady of the Rosary, full day festival; No class
Monday 7 October (F/2): Iliad test; book annotations due; mandatory extra help on "blend and cite" skill at lunch for those who scored 7/10 or lower on "blend and cite" rewrite
Tuesday 8 October (F/3): Workday for Iliad project; bring devices; work in groups; have materials to accomplish good work in class
Project presentations begin Thursday 17 October. Plan ahead!