Welcome JOHN PAUL THE GREAT ACADEMY

Sept. 22, 2012

Reminder to NEW STUDENTS: Summer Reading Assignments DUE OCT. 5

from:Byers, Emily

to:All Students

Attention, new students! Your Summer Reading Response Paper and Memorized Poem are due on Friday, October 5, 2012 (the last day of class before Fall Break). The Response Paper is worth a 50-point paper grade. The poem is worth 10 points, with an opportunity for bonus points if you present it creatively.

Students in 7th-10th grade are writing their Response Paper on a summer reading book chosen from the Recommended Reading List on the JPG Web site (www.jpgacademy.org). Juniors must write their paper on The Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson; seniors must write theirs on Perelandra by C. S. Lewis.

Please see the attached documents for details.

Sept. 17, 2012

11th Grade Medieval Literature: Weeks of Sept. 17 and 24

from:Byers, Emily

to:Medieval Literature, Section 2

 

Monday, 17 September 2012

• Wrap up discussion of The Screwtape Letters
Screwtape Letters Response Paper Assignment (handout)
• Review Grading Rubric (reverse side of Response Paper handout)
• Discuss Academic Integrity (handout)

HW: Screwtape Letters Response Paper due Friday, 28 September. Review Literary Terms for QUIZ this Wednesday.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Unit 1 Literary Terms QUIZ

• In-class time to work on Response Paper – optional conferences with instructor to review first draft

HW: Work on Screwtape Response Paper – due next Friday, 28 September.

Friday, 21 September 2012 – “B” DAY (NO CLASS)

Monday, 24 September 2012

• Lecture – “Setting the Stage for the Medieval Period: Part 1” – St. Augustine of Hippo and the Confessions

HW: Continue work on Screwtape Response Paper – due this Friday. First set of readings from the Confessions of St. Augustine (TBA).

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

• Seminar discussion of St. Augustine readings

HW: Complete Screwtape Response Paper – due this Friday.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Screwtape Response Paper due

• Supplemental material on St. Augustine

HW: Second set of readings from the Confessions of St. Augustine (TBA).

Sept. 16, 2012

American Literature: Weeks of Sept. 17 and 24

from:Byers, Emily

to:American Literature

 

Monday, 17 September 2012

• Wrap up discussion of The Power and the Glory – Part 4, Syntopical/Critical Summer Reading Q&A
TPATG Analytical Essay Assignment (handout) – discuss possible topics as a class.
• Review Composition Rubric and Essay Outline (handout)
• Discuss Academic Integrity (handout)

HW: Analytical Essay topic and outline due Wednesday, 19 September.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Analytical Essay topic and outline due

• Activity: The Via Crucis of the Whisky Priest (handout)
• Review Literary Terms for Unit 1 (handout)

HW: Work on TPATG Analytical Essay – due next Friday, 28 September. Study Literary Terms for Quiz on Monday, 24 September.

Friday, 21 September 2012 – “B” DAY (NO CLASS)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Unit 1 Literary Terms QUIZ
• DVD on the Persecution of the Church in Mexico

HW: Continue work on TPATG Analytical Essay – due this Friday, 28 September.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

• Brief background lecture for Early American nonfiction works
• In-class reading and Q&A worksheet: excerpt from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield’s sermon “The Almost Christian”

HW: Complete TPATG Analytical Essay – due Friday, 28 September.

Friday, 28 September 2012

The Power and the Glory Analytical Essay due

• In-class reading and Q&A worksheet: Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

Sept. 16, 2012

8th Grade Literature: Weeks of Sept. 17 and 24

from:Byers, Emily

to:Literature & Comp., 8th

Monday, 17 September 2012

• Discuss Huckleberry Finn Ch. 26-27
• Chapter Analysis Assignment: remaining chapters (28-43) will be assigned to students (2 chapters per student). Students must summarize and title each of the 2 chapters they are assigned. They must also note any sources of tension/conflict in each chapter, and write 3 discussion questions for each chapter.

HW: Finish analysis of first assigned chapter for Wednesday.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

• Discuss Huckleberry Finn Ch. 28-35 (students present their analyses)
• Begin work on Huckleberry Finn Study Guide (handout)

HW: TEST on Huckleberry Finn next week – Friday, 28 September. Finish analysis of second assigned chapter for Monday.

Friday, 21 September 2012 – “B” DAY (NO CLASS)

Monday, 24 September 2012

• LIBRARY VISIT
• Discuss Huckleberry Finn Ch. 36-43 (students present their analyses)
• In-class time to work on Study Guide (time permitting)

HW: Continue studying for TEST on Huckleberry Finn this Friday.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

• Finish Huckleberry Finn Study Guide, check for accuracy
• Review for test as a class

HW: Study for TEST on Huckleberry Finn this Friday.

Friday, 28 September 2012

TEST on Huckleberry Finn

Sept. 16, 2012

Creative Writing: Weeks of Sept. 17 and 24

from:Byers, Emily

to:Creative Writing

Monday, 17 September 2012

• Discuss Writer’s Block Remedies (handout)
• Individual conferences with instructor: review draft of Character Sketch #1
• In-class time to work on Character Sketch #1 (due Wednesday)

HW: Revise/finalize Character Sketch #1 – due Wednesday, 19 September.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Character Sketch #1 DUE
• Review Peer Critique Guidelines (handout)
• Swap and peer-critique Character Sketch #1

HW: Begin work on Character Sketch #2 – due Wednesday, 26 September. Draft of CS#2 due on Monday 24 for students who want instructor’s input.

Friday, 21 September 2012 – “B” DAY (NO CLASS)

Monday, 24 September 2012

• Character Sketch Film Clips – watch and discuss as a class.

• Optional conferences with instructor: review draft of Character Sketch #2

• In-class time to work on CS #2 (due Wed.) or brainstorm for Short Story #1

HW: Revise/finalize Character Sketch #2 – due Wednesday, 26 September.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Character Sketch #2 DUE
• Swap and peer-critique Character Sketch #2

HW: Brainstorming for Short Story #1 (2 pages due next Monday).

Friday, 28 September 2012

• Short Story Assignment #1 (handout) – 5-8 pages total – 2 pages due Monday, 1 October; final draft due Wednesday, 17 October (first "A" Day after Fall Break).

• In-class time to work on Short Story #1

HW: 2 pages of Short Story #1 – due Monday, 1 October.