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1 1 st Marking Period The Emergent Period Elements/Themes of Emergent Literature Religious Influences, Hero, Exile Sound techniques: alliteration, assonance Figurative language: Conceit, oxymoron, apostrophe Literary structure: kenning, caesura Imagery, conflict, characterization Non-fiction: riddles, narrative (epic), elegy Beowulf The Seafarer The Wanderer The Wife s Lament The Riddles The Medieval Period Elements of Medieval Literature Quest, Medieval Hero, Courtly Love Sound techniques: rhyme, meter, scansion Figurative language: metaphor, satire, allusion, Literary Structure: heroic couplets, iambic pentameter, frame Imagery, point of view, tone Non-Fiction: speech, autobiography, narrative journal, essay Poetry: romance, ballad The General Prologue (TCT) The Nun s Priest s Tale The Pardoner s Tale Sir Gawain Morte d Arthur The Twa Corbies Barbara Allan Lord Randall Get Up and Bar the Door Persuasive Writing (Summer Reading) Writing Process Five-paragraph composition Independent Reading Assignment Book 1 for Lit. Crit. Assignment (Hon./Adv.) Writing Assignment Power Plus Book 4 Through writing activities

2 2 nd Marking Period The Renaissance Element of Elizabethan Drama Sound techniques: rhyme, meter Structure: stanza, sonnet Figurative language: irony, paradox, metonymy, synecdoche Point of view, conflict, mood, imager, characterization, theme Drama: tragedy, comedy w. open ended question Othello Much Ado About Nothing Sonnet 29 Sonnet 106 Sonnet 116 Sonnet 130 Sonnet 1 Sonnet 35 Sonnet 75 Sonnet 31 Sonnet 39 The Restoration & the 18 th Century Elements of Gothicism Supernatural, melancholy, alienation Sound techniques: rhyme Figurative Language: metaphor, satire, understatement Literary structure: frame Character traits, setting, theme, conflict, mood, symbolism Fiction: short story, novel excerpts w. open ended question A Valediction for Mourning Holy Sonnet 10 Meditation 17 To His Coy Mistress Paradise Lost Lilliput Brobdingnag The Rape of the Lock Independent Reading Assignment Book 2 for Lit. Crit (Hon./Adv.) Book 1 for Lit Crit. (Regular) Writing Assignment Persuasive Writing Writing Process Five-paragraph essay Creative Writing Iambic pentameter, rhyme, form Original Sonnet Power Plus Book 4 Through writing activities

3 3 rd Marking Period The Romantic Period Independent Reading Elements of Romanticism Nature, emotion, individuality Supernatural, melancholy, alienation (G) Sound techniques: rhyme, meter Figurative language: personification, simile, metaphor Imagery, tone, mood, point of view, ode Book 3 for Lit. Crit. (Honors) w/open ended question The Lamb The Tyger To a Mouse Tintern Abby I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan She Walks in Beauty Solitude Ozymandies To the Moon Ode to a Nightingale Ode to a Grecian Urn Sense and Sensibility (multi-media) Research Plan a project Choose and theme and create a thesis Locate information Use print and electronic sources to gather articles on the author, theme and books Evaluate the quality/importance of information Skim and determine the quality and usefulness of information in gathered books and articles. Gather data Takes notes Organize notes Presentation of articles Submission of note-cards Submission of topic and thesis Library Print Sources Books, scholarly journals Library Electronic Sources Ebscohost, SIRS, Facts on File Suite Informative Writing Author Study Biographical Paper Power Plus Book 4 Through writing

4 4 th Marking Period The Victorian Period Victorian Themes Mad woman in the attic, place of women, class structure Sound techniques: meter, rhyme Figurative language: understatement, irony, personification, simile, allusion, Literary structure: foreshadowing, flashback Conflict, characterization, theme, point of view, symbolism Fiction: novel, Poetry: dramatic, lyric Collins Quizzes/Activities The Lady of Shalott Ah, Are you Digging on My Grave My Last Duchess Sonnet 43 excerpt A Tale of Two Cities excerpt Hard Time Modernism/Postmodernism Literary Criticism Writing Literary structure: stream of consciousness o Conflict, point of view, tone, style, symbolism, irony, theme, characterization Fiction: short story Editing and Revision of Rough Draft Collins Quizzes/Activities Final draft of paper To An Athlete Dying Young When I was One-and-twenty The Soldier Do Not Go Gentle Araby The Rocking Horse Winner Lady in the Looking Glass A Shocking Accident Through writing Power Plus Book 3 Sadlier-Oxford Books F, G

5 ALL MARKING PERIODS RECURSIVE Comprehension and Reading Skills For Fiction & Non-Fiction o Acquisition and use Word recognition o Root words and content words Inferences/conclusions/generalizations o Make inferences Main idea/details o Identified stated or implied main idea Summarization o Summarize key details Genre o Identify/analyze purpose Collins Activities s Writing Activities Teacher Modeling Scaffolding of Techniques PSSA style questions Classroom Texts Interpretation and Analysis Of Fiction and Non-Fiction Interpret, compare, describe, analyze and evaluate components o Character, setting, plot, theme, tone, style, mood, symbolism o Connections between texts Interpret, compare, describe, analyze and evaluate literary devices o Examples/purpose/effectiveness of personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, satire, imagery, foreshadowing, flashbacks and irony o Identify and assess effectiveness of point of view o Fact vs. opinion o Bias/propaganda techniques Collins Activities s Writing Activities

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