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Day 1: Visit the library and access libary databases. Print the pdf of the article "Positively Medieval" and bring the annotated article (circle names, dates, repeated words and underline key ideas) to the next class.

Day 2: Take Cornell notes on the Medieval time period

Day 3: Read Beowulf and record the four elements of an epic hero for Beowulf. Review the notes on character and time period. Create a summary for the Cornell notes that answers the essential question.

Day 4 - 5: Write an in class essay analyzing the character of Grendel. The essay will be in MLA format and ink when turned in at the end of day 5.

Day 6: Library- pull a nonfiction title for the nonfiction book project for quarter one. Turn in the word search and book title review. (found under the reading/writing tab)

Day 7-8: Read the Illiad and complete the notes.

Day 9: Exam on Beowulf, Illiad, vocaulary words 1-8, Cornell notes, and accessing databases

Day 10: Read The Iliad and take Cornell notes. Review the Trojan War drawn summary. For additional information on the Trojan War review the video "The Iliad, Illustrated" and document about the Trojan War.

Day 11: Complete reading The Iliad. and p.11 and 13 Worksheets. To conclude, write a summary in your Cornell notes.

Day 12:  Quiz on Beowulf and The Illiad (also includes vocabulary). Read "Man in the Water" and complete the notes.

Day 13:  View Arland PowerPoint. Create vivid word poems as a group based the images you viewed in the crash PowerPoint. Turn in one poem for the group. 

Day 14: Create a hero using logos to support the key points. Read through the directions and example on p.66-69. Review the rubric for how the assignment will be assessed.  

Day 15: Complete the draft of your essay. Work in groups to edit. You will edif for completion of quotes, use of logos, following directions, and restating the stance. Turn in your final draft in this order:  rubric, final draft, rough draft, edit.

Day 16:  Complete the sentence fragments and run-on notes (pick up in class)

Day 17: Review fragment notes with groups. Answer any questions. Set up portfolio. Portfolio Table of Contents will be kept on the writing page.

Day 18: Review the difference between summary and analysis. Highlight the original sample essay and keep it in the portfolio.

Day 19- 20 Diction handout. 

Day 21: Collected diction handout. Read "Pardoner's Tale" and complete Cornell notes summarizing the tale.

Day 22: Complete the Worksheet (pick up in class) and begin drafting the essay using the rubric, notes, and text.

Day 23: Philosophical chairs activity and edit.

Day 24: Complete the final draft. You will turn in the rubric, final draft, rough draft, and edit.

Day 25: Read "The Thief" and complete the Reader's Guidesheet

Day 26: Complete the Rhetorical Precis on "The Thief" and practice with plural nouns

Day 27-28 Review for Unit exam. Write higher level questions and have a Socratic Seminar on heroism.

Day 29: Unit Test (bring your book in case you finish early)


    The Iliad Illustrated!

    Check this guy out! What a nice explanation of the exposition of The Iliad. Find parts two and three on YouTube after you watch part one.


    "The Pardoner's Tale Animated"


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