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Mrs. Mixon's English II Class 2016-17
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Phone: 512-841-4101
Room: A 109
Conference Periods: 2nd & 6th
Tutoring: FIT and 8:15-8:45 by appointment
 
RESOURCES: Please see the Resources tab on this page the Course Outline, Policies and Expectations. Most class handouts/worksheets will be located on the Google Classroom. Please bookmark this website for calendars and general announcements. Visit the Google Classroom (linked at the bottom of this page) to read PDFs of in-class texts and to access/turn in most assignments. 
 
 
English II is the study of world literature. Students will develop an understanding of how literature reflects and influences society by engaging in close readings of  fiction, poetry, nonfiction and drama from a variety of world cultures.
 
 
6th Six Weeks Calendar
 
Please see the file in the Resources tab for the 6th Six Weeks Calendar
 
 
 
5th Six Weeks Calendar
Please see the file in the Resources tab for the remainder of the 5th Six Weeks Calendar 
 
 
Week of 2/20- 2/24
 
Monday: Student Holiday
Tuesday: Animal Farm background Notes
Wednesday/Thursday: Finish Background Notes on Animal Farm, Introduction to Literature Circles, IRR #1 (Diction 1- mood)
Friday: Literature Circle Meeting #1, Homework Check: IRR #1 (mood), IRR #2 assigned (tone), Prep for Lit. Circle Meeting #2 
 
 
 
 
Week of 2/13- 2/17
 
Monday: Released STAAR Practice Test, Independent Reading Conferences
Tuesday: Independent Reading conferences END OF 4th SIX WEEKS
Wednesday/Thursday: Steve Jobs Commencement Speech Analysis
Friday: Begin Animal Farm mini-unit: Background Notes to Russian Revolution
 
 
Week of 2/6- 2/10
 
Monday/Tuesday: Black History Month Poetry Analysis 
Wednesday/Thursday: 11- minute essay, Independent Book Reflections 
Friday: Independent Reading Conferences, Released STAAR Practice Test (4th Six weeks unit test) 
 
 
Week of 1/30- 2/3
 
Monday: 12 Angry Men Writing Workshop # 2
Tuesday/Wednesday: 12 Angry Men Writing Workshop # 3
Thursday/Friday: 12 Angry Men Writing Workshop #4
 
 
 
Week of 1/23-1/27
 
Monday/Tuesday: 
 MOY Testing 
 
Wednesday/Thursday: 12 Angry Men Writing Workshop #1
Friday: 12 Angry Men Writing Workshop #2
 
Week of 1/17-1/20
 
Tuesday(B)/Wednesday (A): 
Independent Reading & Thinking About Theme
Focus Lesson: Logical Fallacies
Handouts & Notes: Logical Fallacies Definitions Chart & practice worksheet (chart is on Google Classroom-practice w/s in class)
 
Thursday(B)/Friday (A):
Independent Reading & Thinking About Theme
Focus Lesson: Rhetorical Appeals in 12 Angry Men-analyzing the text
Handouts & Notes:  Tracking Themes in 12 Angry Men analysis chart 
 
 
 
Week of 1/9-1/13
 
Monday (A): 
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
  • Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men Act 1
Handouts & Notes: Rhetoric & Rhetorical Triangle PPT Notes (come to FIT for notes),  Reading/Viewing Guides Act 1-3 and Vocabulary Acts 1-3 (see Google Classroom).
 
 
Tuesday (B):
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:
  • Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men- end of  Act 1 through Act 2
Handouts & Notes
 
 
Wednesday (A)
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
  • Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men- end of Act 1 through Act 2
Handouts & Notes
 
Thursday (B)
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
  • Review Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men Act 3
Handouts & Notes:   Reading/Viewing Guides Act 1-3 and Vocabulary Acts 1-3 (see Google Classroom).
 
Friday (A):
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
  • Review Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men Act 3
Handouts & Notes:  Reading/Viewing Guides Act 1-3 and Vocabulary Acts 1-3 (see Google Classroom).
 
 
Week of 1/4-1/6- Welcome Back & Happy New Year!
 
Wednesday (A)/Thursday (B):
  • Library, Independent Reading
  • Review Fall Final Exam poem with TPCASTT and Soapstone Analysis strategies
Handouts & Notes: TPCASTT & Soapstone Chart- see Google Classroom
 
Friday (B):
  • Independent Reading
  • Poem of the Day:The World is Too Much With Us by William Wordsworth
  • Rhetoric Notes & Rhetorical Triangle 
  • 12 Angry Men Act 1
Handouts & Notes: Rhetoric & Rhetorical Triangle PPT Notes (come to FIT for notes),  Reading/Viewing Guides Act 1-3 and Vocabulary Acts 1-3 (see Google Classroom).
 
 
DUE:  Independent Reading Reflection (IRR), using the Signpost strategy, is due by 5:00 pm every Friday regardless of the A/B schedule. The weekly IRR assignment is to be completed on the Google Classroom linked at the end of this  pageSee the Resources on this site for the Signpost strategy IRR Questions.
 
 
Week of 12/5-12/9
The full text of Antigone & guided reading questions are on the Google Classroom.
 
Monday: 
  • Grammar Focus: Complete the No Red Ink pre-test
  • Reading: Antigone Scene II & III with guided reading questions & short answer 
  • Handouts & Notes: Scene II & III guided reading questions 
 
Tuesday/Wednesday:
  • Reading: Antigone Scenes IV, V & Exodus
  • Writing: Who Is the Tragic Hero? Antigone or Creon-gathering examples activity
  • Handouts & Notes: Who Is the Tragic Hero example/evidence chart 
 
Thursday/Friday:
ANTIGONE UNIT TEST & ESSAY on Antigone. Even though the test is open book & notes, it  requires critical thinking and close reading. It will be difficult if you haven't read & analyzed the play. You may use the Tragic Hero example/evidence chart from the class activity as a resource for writing a persuasive essay about which character represents a tragic hero- Antigone or King Creon.
 
 
 
 
Week of 11/2 8-12/2
 
No Red Ink Class Codes:
1st- kvw7xakc
3rd- fw9fa48v
4th-vmdmx8wk
5th- xmd7f3fx
7th- 9x37mcxv
8th- kvx3x7kw
 
Monday/Tuesday:
  •  Background of Greek Theater,
  • Antigone by Sophocles- Oedipus, Prologue-Scene 1
Handouts & Notes: Antigone Scene I guided reading questions & short answer
 
Wednesday/Thursday:
  • Grammar Focus: No Red Ink (website) diagnostic pre-test
  • Mini-Lesson: Embedding Quotations
  • Antigone by Sophocles- Scene I short answer revisions
Handouts & Notes: Scene II guided reading questions & short answer, Embedding Quotation PPT
 
Friday:
  • Grammar Focus: Complete the No Red Ink diagnostic pre-test
  • Antigone by Sophocles- Scene II &  III
Handouts & Notes: Scene II & III guided reading questions and short answer exit tickets
 
 
Week of 11/7-11/11
 
Monday/Tuesday: IRR, Writing Workshop #3: Essay Revision Day (35% of your grade)
 
Wednesday/Thursday: Independent Book Test-using Signpost and SIFT literary strategies. This is an Open Book & Notes Test. You will need your Independent Book you've been working with, and all your Signpost Reflections through 11/5/16. You may use them on the test. You'll have access to your online (Google Classroom) Signpost Reflections . You'll also need the SIFT Notes/Handout from class. 
 
END OF THE SIX WEEKS. GRADE-BOOK CLOSES AT 5:00 pm.
 
Friday: Writing Workshop #4: Analyzing rhetoric & persuasive essays in current events
 
  
Week of 10/31-11/4
Monday:  IRR, Writing Workshop Day #2: Use outline to Draft Living in the Moment vs. Planning for Future Essay & submit to Turnitin.com
 
Tuesday/Wednesday:  IRR, Reading: SIFT Literary Strategy with "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" 
 
Thursday/Friday: IRR, Reading: SIFT Literary Strategy with "One of These Days", Weekly Signpost Reflection Due-See Google Classroom
 
 
 
Week of 10/24-10/28
Monday/Tuesday: IRR, Writing Workshop #1(part 2)Persuasive Essay Outlines (due next class), 
 
Wednesday/Thursday: Writing Workshop #1(part 2) Persuasive Essay Outline Conferences, drafts 
 
Friday: Writing Workshop #2 : Use outline to Draft Living in the Moment vs. Planning for Future Essay & submit to Turnitin.com, Weekly Signpost Reflection due-See Google Classroom
 
 
Week of 10/17-10/21
Monday/Tuesday: IRR, Gilgamesh The Battle of Humbaba/The Return
Wednesday: PSAT day- abbreviated A Day schedule after the PSAT
Thursday/Friday: IRR, Writer's Workshop #1(part 1): Discovering Our Writing Territories, Persuasive Essay Outlines
 
 
Week of 10/10-10/14
Monday: Student Holiday
Tuesday/Wednesday: IRR, Gilgamesh Part 1: The Death of Enkidu, The Search for Everlasting Life. 
Thursday/Friday: IRR, Analyzing theme: fate vs. free will 
 
 
Week of 10/4-10/7
 
Monday/Tuesday: IRR, "Ashputtle" reading pg. 1139 in textbook (and on Resources tab of this website). Complete Critical Reading Questions on page 1144.
 
Wednesday/Thursday: IRR, Hero 1st Draft Revision Day #1, archetypes in Star Wars
Friday: Independent Reading Workshop
 
Week of 9/19-23
 Monday: "The Creation of Night" and other myths from around the world, Comparing Myths Chart (see Resources).
 
Tuesday: Reading Workshop: Complete the Comparing Myths Chart, Hero's Journey presentation reflection, Cupid & Psyche short answers (p. 1130 textbook), IRR
 
Wednesday:  Greek Roots Quiz #2 (see Resources), Reading Workshop: Complete the Comparing Myths Chart, Hero's Journey presentation reflection, Cupid & Psyche short answers (p. 1130 textbook), IRR
        4th Period:  NY Times Non-fiction Article Analysis (see Resources)
 
Thursday: Greek Roots Quiz #2, Reading Workshop: assignments (listed in Tuesday, are due at start of class), NY Times Non-fiction Article Analysis, IRR
 
Friday: (A Day) Hero Essay 1st draft, IRR 
 
Week of 9/26-30 END OF SIX WEEKS IS FRIDAY 9/30
 
Monday: Complete Hero essay 1st draft, News Notes Nonfiction Article & Independent Reading Reflections & Conferences 
 
Tuesday: Complete Hero essay 1st draft, News Notes Nonfiction Article & Independent Reading Reflections & Conferences 
 
Wednesday: Complete Hero essay 1st draft, News Notes Nonfiction Article & Independent Reading Reflections & Conferences  
 
Thursday: Persuasive Essay Revisions & Independent Reading Conferences
 
Friday: (B Day) Persuasive Essay Revisions & Independent Reading Conferences