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Teacher: Mr. Adam Winkler
Phone Number: 678-676-6992
Room Number: 201
Email: aaw7869@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
Tutorial Days: Tuesdays / Thursdays
Tutorial Hours: 7:40 / 3:30 or by appt.

A Doll's House


What is the definition of freedom?
• Does social responsibility impede the rights of the individual?
• What are society’s expectations for mothers?
• What are society’s expectations for fathers?
• Can a person contradict these expectations and still be a good mother or father?
• Do society’s expectations prevent a parent’s individual growth?
• Are society’s expectations of parents outdated in today’s world?


                                                                                Literary Merit

* Chapters listed indicate the day they will be discussed.
For example, be prepared to discuss the chapters 5-6 on Friday.                         

        9th grade
Monday 1/13
Poetry Pretest , Ch.12 --lyric, narrative, & dramatic poems.
Unit 4 (diagnostic test)
Tuesday 1/14
Discuss Invisible Man Prologue-Ch. 2 & Finish Ch. 12 in Textbook
Poetry Introduction-- p. 552 -- know all terms & take notes
Wednesday 1/15
Invisible Man Ch. 3-4 ~ Ch. 13 TONE p. 717
"Dulce Est Decorum Est" p. 742
Poetry Collection # 1-- paraphrasing 2 poems
Thursday 1/16
Computer Lab -- reading criticism of Battle Royal
Quiz On Poetry Collection # 1A -- discussion & review of paraphrased poems  
Friday 1/17
2014 PJ#1
Invisible Man Ch. 5-6
Monday 1/20
MLK HOLIDAY Invisible Man Ch. 7-9
Tuesday 1/21
Ch. 13-- Tone activity
Wednesday 1/22
Invisible Man 10--quiz / discussion
Quiz Poetry Collection 2B
Thursday 1/23
Invisible Man 12-14 poetry quiz # 1
Poetry Collection 1 B--group discussion & collaboration
Friday 1/24
Tone activity -- journal check
The Bells / Jabberwocky -- sound devices in poetry p. 590
Monday 1/27
Invisible Man Ch. 13-15
open book quiz- on Poetry Collection 2--Homework p. 612-617 (617 # 2)
Tuesday 1/28
Review practice Test p. 731 Irony-Poem The Golf Links p. 736
In library working on poetry anthology project
Wednesday 1/29
Invisible Man Quiz & Discussion up to CH. 15
UNIVERSAL SCREENER--in computer lab (reading test)
Thursday 1/30
AP practice test # 2
In library working on poetry anthology project
Friday 1/31
Invisible Man Ch. 16-19 POETRY JOURNAL #2 DUE
The Art of Conversation // speed networking / social skills activity
Monday 2/3
Invisible Man Ch. 20  {PJ # 2 timed write}
Universal Screener-- in library HW p. 636 # 2
Tuesday 2/4
Invisible Man Ch.23  AP Practice Test # 2
In Library Working on poetry anthology -- home work Summary vs paraphrase explanation.
Wednesday 2/5
Invisible Man Ch. 24  Discussion up to Chapter 20
"The Raven" - discussion of sound devices
Thursday 2/6
Invisible Man Ch.25-Epilogue
In Library Working on poetry anthology
Friday 2/7
Hidden Name & Complex Fate by Ralph Ellison & MC quiz
The Art of Conversation- discussion of poetry by quick classmate conversation
In Library working on project (make sure you have completed your test on Pearsonsuccessnet.com
IM discussion / project intro
In Library working on project
IM close reading activity
In Library working on project
Thematic significance of IM discussion & review of previous AP open questions on IM
In Library working on project
Ch. 14 in text book--diction work
In Library working on project
AP practice test
The Raven
IM close reading activity
Frost, Dickenson, Eliot
IM discussion
Poetry Quiz & Project work In library
Found Poem Activity
In library
AP practice Test
Shakespeare, Cummings, Frost
Tuesday 2/25
DGP / Anchor Papers for Convergence of the Twain & PJ#4
Shakespeare, Cummings, Frost  Quiz & Discussion
Wednesday  2/26
TPCAST- Keats p1200--When I Have Fears
In library
Thursday 2/27
Compare & Contrast London p. 778 w/ Composed Upon p.1262
In library
Friday 2/28
Review AP Practice Test // compare and contrast
In library
AP Practice Test // quiz 9 Homework--read ch. 19 p. 861-882
Peer editing poetry essays
TIMED WRITE (Homework--read ch.20 p. 884-907)
GDOE PILOT Benchmark
Stresses and Pauses Activity p. 884
Homework read ch. 21p.908-932
Shakespeare's Sonnet # 30, 3 Haikus, Alice Walker, Whitman
Return Timed Writes
Quiz on yesterday's poems
Journal Check--meter activity // writing iambic pentameter
Monday 3/10
TPCATT --Douglas & Milton
Romeo & Juliet Anticipation Guide
Tuesday 3/11
Timed Write # 2 (
Romeo & Juliet Act 1---parahrase homework activity (paraphrase Shakespeare)
Wednesday 3/12
Full length AP practice Test (3/4 scored due to time)
Romeo & Juliet Act 1
Thursday 3/13
Return Timed writes and examine pros ans cons---writing instruction
Romeo & Juliet Act 1 & quick quiz
Friday 3/14
Review AP practice test & read.355-359 in Sound & Sense-Introducing quotes
Romeo & Juliet Act Two
Monday 3/17
Anticipation Guide for Doll's House--start drama unit Monday [1808-
Romeo & Juliet Act Two (finish Act 2 for HW)
Tuesday 3/18
Begin Act One p. 1810-
ACT 2 Quiz & Discussion
Wednesday 3/19
FINISH Act ONE 1810-1833 for HW
Act 3
Thursday 3/20
Timed Write activity
Act 3 // viewing
Friday 3/21
Reviewing Act 2 // discussion Act 1
Quiz Act 3
Monday 3/24
Reading Act 2-- discuss
Act 4--homeowrk Advice Column activity
Tuesday 3/25
Reading Act 3
Advice Column Response-- Act 5
Wednesday 3/26
Discussion on A Doll's House
Finish Act 5 // viewing
Thursday 3/27
Timed Write
Summative assessment  on Romeo & Juliet
Friday 3/28
Review Timed writes
Art of Conversation --- one on one discussion of R&J
Monday 3/31
A Play And Its Elements p. 1303 - Trifles by susan Gladspell p. 1305 (reading)
Viewing : Shakespeare in Love (contextualizing Romeo & Juliet)Homework: read The Old Man & The Sea
Tuesday 4/01
Trifles-- viewing -- analyzing how plot + characterization help create theme
Viewing : Shakespeare in Love --- Homework: read The Old Man & The Sea
Wednesday 4/02
writing thematic statement + thematic discussion
Viewing : Shakespeare in Love --- finish Homework: read The Old Man & The Sea
Thursday 4/03
Comparing & contrasting Trifles w/ A Dolls House
Friday 4/04
In class Old Man & The Sea reading check
Monday 4/14
Tone warm up & Hazel tell Laverne (Intro to Literary Criticism)
Tone Warm up And Literature Circles for Odyssey
Tuesday 4/15
Hazel tell Laverne (Intro to Literary Criticism)
Literature Circles for Odyssey--planning reading
Wednesday 4/16
Sharing student created criticism & A Woman's World--- sample Vendler Grid
Literature Circles for Odyssey--reading/preparing for meeting
Thursday 4/17
Poetry Project Introduced--day1
 Literature Circles MEETING--(950-955) through Locus Eaters
Friday 4/18
Poetry Project Day 2
Literature Circles for Odyssey--reading / preapring
Monday 4/21
Practice Choral reading -- day 3
Literature Circles for Odyssey
Tuesday 4/22
Literature Circles for MEETING (955- 968--through Cylcops)
Wednesday 4/23
Literature Circles for Odyssey
Thursday 4/24
Literature Circles for MEETING (969-978) * PART 1 QUIZ
Friday 4/25
Literature Circles for Odyssey--reading / preapring
Monday 4/28
Literature Circles for Odyssey--reading / preapring
Tuesday 4/29
Literature Circles for MEETING(978-987)
Wednesday 4/30
Thursday 5/01
Literature Circles for MEETING(994-1003)
Friday 5/02
Have Odyssey finished by next meeting - (1003-1017)

Nationwide - The new year is here, and it's time for students to get back to work. This year, more than $50 billion dollars will be given away in scholarships, and many of these programs have deadlines that are fast-approaching.

Scholarships are free monetary gifts that can be used to pay for college tuition, books, and boarding. Most scholarship programs require students to excel in academics, sports, or in an essay competition.

Here they are top 10 scholarships with upcoming deadlines in January 2014

#1 - The Tom Joyner Foundation "Full Ride" Scholarship awards a full scholarship to one student to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/12/tom-joyner-foundation-full-ride.html

#2 - The Burger King Scholars program is designed to help high-school seniors who are looking to start college next year. Annually, the program awards more than $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/03/burger-king-scholars-program.html

#3 - The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (also known as the Bill Gates Scholarship) awards scholarships each year to African American students who plan to enroll full-time in a two-year or four-year college or university program.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/08/the-gates-millennium-scholars-program.html

#4 - The Ron Brown Scholar Program provides scholarship awards to African-American high school seniors who are excelling in their academics, exhibiting exceptional leadership potential, and actively serving in community service activities.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/04/ron-brown-scholar-program.html

#5 - The Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship Program is sponsored by Discover Financial Services. The program recognizes students in their junior year of high school who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their communities.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/07/discover-card-tribute-award-scholarship.html

#6 - The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) provides four scholarships each year to African-American students currently in law school. Each applicant will be required to complete an essay on a topic that is related to the specific scholarship for which they are applying.  Learn more at http://m.dallasweekly.com/mobile/education/www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/nblsa-national-black-law-student-association-scholarships.html

#7 - Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships (RMHC) for African American Future Achievers are awarded to eligible high school students with high academic performance and community service as well as financial need.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/07/ronald-mcdonald-house-charities.html

#8 - The Talbots Scholarship Program awards one-time scholarships to women who want to go back to school to earn their undergraduate degree after graduating from high school or receiving their GED at least ten years ago. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.  Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/11/the-talbots-scholarship-program.html

#9 - The Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program awards scholarships to college juniors and seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities in support of freedom, American values and constitutional principles.  Learn more atwww.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/08/ronald-reagan-college-leaders.html

#10 - The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in the field of aeronautics. It is a renewable scholarship for U.S. citizens and nationals. Learn more at www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/09/nasa-aeronautics-scholarship-program.html

To search hundreds of other 2014 scholarships, visit http://www.scholarshipsonline.org/

The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. 
The link for complete information and details is:    http://www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/
The deadline for entries is March 11, 2014.  I would appreciate if you could forward this email to the appropriate individuals at your high school; or if you can provide me with the contact information, I will be glad to notify them myself.

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