American Authors

Mr. Dawursk

 

All assignments are due the following class day unless stated.
REMEMBER: BOOKS CAN NOT BE TAKEN HOME.

 

ATTENTION:  DON’T WORK TOO FAR AHEAD AS FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

 

Updated:  Friday, March 11, 2005

 

Week 1

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

1/31

Course Expectations
Classroom Rules

None

None

None

2/1

Lecture/Discussion:
Plot Diagrams / Terms Pt. 1

Terms Definitions

Terms Quiz 2/4

None

2/2

Lecture/Discussion:
Plot Diagrams / Terms Pt. 2

Plot Diagram

Terms Quiz 2/4

Terms Definitions

2/3

Read in class: “The Giving Tree”

Plot Diagram

Plot Diagram “The Giving Tree” Due 2/7

Terms Quiz 2/4

Terms Definitions

2/4

Short Story Terms Quiz

 

 

 

Week 2

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

2/7

Read in class: “The Rooster, The Woman and the Prince”

Plot Diagram

Plot Diagram: “The Rooster, The Woman and the Prince” Due: 2/8

Short Story Unit Test 2/10

None

2/8

Read in class: Gibson story from “Face Forward

Plot Diagram

Plot Diagram: Gibson story from “Face Forward” Due: 2/9

Short Story Unit Test 2/10

None

2/9

Listen in class to radio play

Plot Diagram

Plot Diagram: Radio Play Due: 2/10

Short Story Unit Test 2/10

None

2/10

Short Story Unit Test

 

 

None

2/11

Discussion/Introduction to
Edgar Allen Poe

Video: Biography of Poe Pt. 1

Poe Biography: Power Point Notes

Take notes on the videos

None

Week 3

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

2/14

Discussion/Introduction to
Edgar Allen Poe

Video: Biography of Poe Pt. 2

Poe Biography: Power Point Notes

Take notes on the videos

None

2/15

Video: The Terror of Poe Pt. 1

(Includes segments from his actual stories)

Poe Biography: Power Point Notes

Take notes on the videos

None

2/16

Video: The Terror of Poe Pt. 2

(Includes segments from his actual stories)

Poe Biography: Power Point Notes

Take notes on the videos

None

2/17

Lecture/Discussion; Read in class:

The Masque of the Red Death

Notes:

The Masque of the Red Death

Read:

The Masque of the Red Death

Text:

The Masque of the
Red Death

2/18

Lecture/Discussion; Read in class:

The Cask of Amontillado

Notes:

The Cask of Amontillado

Read:

The Cask of Amontillado

Text:

The Cask of Amontillado

 

 

Week 4

 

 

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

2/21

No School – Presidents Day

 

 

 

2/22

Lecture/Discussion on

The Tell Tale Heart

Notes:

Tell Tale Heart Summary

Complete The Tell Tale Heart Worksheet; Due 2/24

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

2/23

Read: The Tall Tale Heart

Notes:

Tell Tale Heart Summary

Complete The Tell Tale Heart Worksheet; Due 2/24

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

2/24

Work on The Tell Tale Heart
Questions in class

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

Complete The Tell Tale Heart Worksheet; Due 2/24

None

2/25

Watch the movie:

The Tell Tale Heart - Part 1

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

Compare and Contrast the Poe short story to the movie; Essay Due: 3/4

Story & Movie Reaction Essay

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Oral Interpretation of a Children’s Story
(2 minute Minimum)

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

2/28

Watch the movie:

The Tell Tale Heart - Part 2

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

Compare and Contrast the Poe short story to the movie; Essay Due: 3/4

Story & Movie Reaction Essay

3/1

No School -- Funeral

 

 

 

3/2

Watch the movie:

The Tell Tale Heart - Part 3

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

Compare and Contrast the Poe short story to the movie; Essay Due: 3/4

Story & Movie Reaction Essay

3/3

Watch the movie:

The Tell Tale Heart - Part 4

Work on Essay in class

Text:

Tell Tale Heart

Compare and Contrast the Poe short story to the movie; Essay Due: 3/4

Story & Movie Reaction Essay

3/4

Collect Tell Tale Heart Essay

Lecture: The Pit and the Pendulum History / Background

Text:
The Pit and The Pendulum

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/16

Essay & Project Details

 

 

Week 6

 

 

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

3/7

Read in Class: The Pit and the Pendulum - Part 1

Text:
The Pit and The Pendulum

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/21

 

Essay & Project Details

3/8

Read in Class: The Pit and the Pendulum - Part 2

Text:
The Pit and The Pendulum

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/21

 

Essay & Project Details

3/9

Read in Class: The Pit and the Pendulum - Part 3

Text:
The Pit and The Pendulum

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/21

 

Essay & Project Details

3/10

Lecture: Poe’s Poetry

Read: Raven

Text: The Raven

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/21

Poe Unit Test 3/17

Essay & Project Details

3/11

Lecture: Poe’s Poetry

Read: Annabel Lee

Text: Annabel Lee

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  3/14

Poe Project Due 3/21

Poe Unit Test 3/17

Essay & Project Details

 

 

Week 7

 

 

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

3/14

Work in class on Poe Essay

None

Pit and the Pendulum
Essay Due  TODAY

Poe Project Due 3/21

Poe Unit Test 3/17

Essay & Project Details

3/15

Writing Proficiency Test and Vocations day

 

 

 

3/16

In Class: Poe Unit Test Review

None

Poe Project Due 3/21

None

3/17

Poe Unit Test

None

Poe Project Due 3/21

None

3/18

NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

 

 

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

 

3/21

Poe Project Presentations

None

Poe Project Due TODAY

None

3/22

Poe Project Presentations

None

None

None

3/23

Discussion/Lecture:
Samuel Clemens

Watch Video:
Biography of Mark Twain Pt 1

Twain Questions

Complete the Twain Biography Worksheet Due 4/7

None

3/24

Watch Video:
Biography of Mark Twain Pt 2

Twain Questions

Complete the Twain Biography Worksheet Due 4/7

None

3/25

NO SCHOOL

 

 

None

 

Spring Break: March 25-April 3

 

 

Week 9

 

Date Assigned

Subject / Lecture

Internet Notes

Assignment

Comments

4/4

Watch Video:
Biography of Mark Twain Pt 3

Twain Questions

Complete the Twain Biography Worksheet Due 4/7

None

4/5

Watch Video:
Biography of Mark Twain Pt 4

Twain Questions

Complete the Twain Biography Worksheet Due 4/7

None

4/6

Introduction to the
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

 

 

4/7

 

 

 

 

4/8