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    General Information

    Contact Information: munozv@pearlandisd.org; 281-412-8800

    Classes:

    AP English Literature and Composition.

    Sponsor for National English Honor Society

    Conference Period:  1st & 3rd Periods

    Tutorial schedule:  

    Monday & Friday - 2:15 to 2:45 pm; Wednesday - 6:45 - 7:10 am.

    Weekly morning duty schedule: Aug 24, Sep 5, Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, Nov 13, Dec 4, Jan 4, Jan 16, Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16, Apr 30, May 14).

    * Check your child's grades on Skyward

     

    4th Nine Weeks of School

     

     

    April 9

    Students completed Act II of Hamlet Study Guide questions. 

     

    Students also viewed a film segment of Pyhrus and Hecuba.

    April 10

     

    9th Grade STAAR Testing.

    Homeroom all Day.

     

     

     

    April 11

     

    Hamlet Act II Quiz.  If you are absent you will ony have until Monday, April 19th to make up after school.

    April 12

     

    10th Grade STAAR Testing.

     

    Homeroom all day.

    April 13

     

    Timed Writing - Act II Hamlet.

     

    If absent, you only have until Wednesday, April 21st to make up after school.

     

    April 2

    Assign Hamlet Study Guide Questions & Role Assignments

    Student Copy

    To receive a copy of the Hamlet Study Guide, please visit the Hamlet folder located on this web page. 

    April 3

     

    Read Act I of Hamlet.

    To view the performances of Hamlet, please access the Hamlet folder located on my website.

     

     

    April 4

     

    Complete Study Guide questions for Hamlet.

     

    Quiz over Act I of Hamlet.  If absent you have until Wednesday, April 11th after school to make up this quiz.

    April 5

     

    Continue with completion of Hamlet – Act I

     

    Show a video clip of Hamlet Act I

    April 6

     

    Read Act II of Hamlet

     

    March 26

     

    Pass out Hamlet books

     

    William Shakespeare Background

    March 27

     

    Continue with Shakespeare Background

     

    March 28

     

    Complete Shakespeare background

    March 29

     

    Elizabethan & William Shakespeare Quiz

    March 30

     

    Good

    Friday

     

     

     

    March 19

     

    Timed Writing:   Oedipus

    March 20

     

    Canterbury Tales Trading Card Project Due

    March 21

     

    Canterbury Tales Poetry Presentation Due

    March 22

    Introduction to Elizabethan Renaissance

    March 23

     

    Continue with Introduction to Elizabethan Renaissance

     

     

    3rd Nine Weeks of School

     

    March 12

     

    Spring Break

     

    March 13

     

    Spring Break

    March 14

     

    Spring Break

     

    March 15

     

    Spring Break

     

    March 16

     

    Spring Break

     

     

     

     

    March 5

     

    Oedipus Significant Moments Due!

    If you are need of a blank Significant Moment and Literary Devices, please visit the Oedipus tab for access to files.

    March 6

     

    Oedipus Prep Day!

    March 7

    Oedipus Groups 6 & 5 Present

     

    2nd Period

    Group 6

    Group 5

    4th Period

     Group 6

    Group 5

    5th Period

     Group 6

    Group 5

    6th Period

    Group 6 

    Group 5 

    7th Period

     Group 6

    Group 5

     

    If any of these PPT's were not uploaded correctly, please send me a text message via Remind or an email to munozv@pearlandisd.org.

     

    Ms. Rice's students will have to speak to Ms. Rice regarding their PPT's.

     

    March 8

    Oedipus Groups 4 & 3 Present

     

    2nd Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    4th Period

    Students did not provide me with this PPT.  Send me an email and I will send you a link if you need this file.   

    Group 3

    5th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    6th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    7th Period

    Group 4 

    Group 3

    March 9

    Oedipus Groups 2 & 1 Present

     

    2nd Period

    Group 2

     Group 1

    4th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1 

    5th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    6th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    7th Period

     Group 2

     Group 1

                   End of Term 3

     

    February 26

     

    Continue with notes on Pilgrims

    February 27

     

    Assign Study Guide questions and read “The Pardoner’s Tale

    If you were absent, you are responsible for completing the notes you missed on your own.  Please visit the Canterbury Tales tab for access to files.

     

    February 28

     

    Completed Study Guide for “The Pardoner’s Tale”

    If you were absent, you are responsible for completing the notes you missed on your own.  Please visit the Canterbury Tales tab for access to files.

    March 1

     

    Prologue Quiz over Chaucer, pilgrims and Pardoner's Tale

    March 2

     

    Timed Writing – Wife of Bath

    NEHS meeting after school today.  Tutoring will begin shortly after meeting.

    If absent you only have until Monday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 7th to make up.

    I have meetings after school next week on Tuesday and Thursday after school.

     

    February 19

     

    President’s Day

    (Campus Development Day

    In-Service) No School for Students

    February 20

     

    Discuss one of the two with the class (your choice!)

     

    The Century Quilt

     

     

    Or

     

    Black Walnut Tree

    2013:

    Sample Responses

    February 21

     

    Timed Writing over one of the two prompts from 02/20/2018

     

    Prompts are located on January 17th.

     

    If absent you have until Monday after school to make up.

    February 22

     

    Background of Geoffrey Chaucer

     

    Please visit the Canterbury Tales tab for access to files.

     

     

    February 23

     

    Continue with Background on Chaucer and introduce background on Pilgrims – Complete the Who’s Who handout.

     

    If you were absent, you are responsible for completing the notes you missed on your own.  Please visit the Canterbury Tales tab for access to files.

     

    February 12

     

    Major AP Exam over Beowulf

     

    February 13

     

    Timed Writing:   Grendel’s POV

     

    14 (Valentine’s Day)

     

    Watch film “A Knight’s Tale”

     

     

    February 15

     

    Continue viewing film “A Knight’s Tale”

    February 16

     

    Complete film “A Knight’s Tale”

     

    February 5

     

    Continue reading Beowulf – Beowulf’s battle with Grendel and Grendel’s mother.

    February 6

     

    Complete reading Beowulf – Beowulf defeats dragon, dies and Beowulf’s funeral.

    February 7

     

    PM Time: DHS Data/STAAR

    Plan Pullout –

    PM Only –

    9th and 10th

     

    Complete Study Guide questions for Beowulf

    February 8

     

    Complete Study Guide questions for Beowulf

    February 9

     

    Complete Study Guide Questions for Beowulf and film segments from various Beowulf films.

     

     

    January 29

     

    Barbarian Battle – you must bring weapons, outfit/gear, rubric, Behavior Contract signed by your parents/legal guardian in order to participate.

     

    If you are absent, you must do alternative assignment as well as bring items mentioned above to receive full credit.  This will all be due no later than Wednesday or the day you return to school.

     

    Any questions or concerns see me.

     

     

    January 30

     

    Continued with Background on Beowulf.

     

    You Tube Link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1PxBY8GQ6c

     

    Study Guides distributed and video on “Clash of the Gods”

     

     

    Beowulf Study Guide with Teacher Answers:

     

     

    Background notes on Beowulf (PPT)

     

     

    If you are absent from school, it is your responsibility to catch up on what you missed by checking my website.  If you have any questions, text me.

    January 31

     

    January Scholarship Due!

     

    Study Guide Questions Assigned

    Beowulf Study Guide Questions

    February 1

     

    Beowulf reading begins.

    February 2

     

    Continue reading Beowulf.

     

    January 22

     

    3 x 5 card due with all of students hobbies, interests, employment, habits, vehicle, family, etc.

     

    Rubrics for two projects will be presented.

     

    Trading Card Project

    Due March 20th

     The Prologue from Canterbury Tales (Full Glencoe Book Reading)

    Poetry Project

    Poetry Project

    Due March 21st

    January 23

     

    AP Multiple Choice Strategies by Peggy Leeman

    Blank 1991 Copy

    1991 Exam 

    January 24

     

    An AP Exam will be given to determine which student needs to be in March Madness classes.

     

    After School Sword Presentations will be given to students who cannot be here Friday in class to present their swords.  Be in room 2318 at 2:35 pm.

    If you still cannot make this tutorial Sword Presentation session, see Barbarian Project tab for additional add on assignment for not being able to present your sword on Friday or today after school.

    If you missed the AP Exam that was given today in class or cannot be here to make up the minutes for Thursday you missed - you have Monday and Tuesday after school to make up in room 2318.  I will not have tutoring Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week after school due to scheduled meetings those afternoons and a doctor's appointment. 

     

    January 25

     

    Background on Beowulf

    Study Guides distributed and video on “Clash of the Gods”

     Beowulf Study Guide

     

    You Tube Link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1PxBY8GQ6c

     

    Continue with Clash of the Gods.  Study guide questions assigned & background notes on Beowulf (PPT)

     

    (Will be added later)

    January 26

     

    Sword Presentation in LGI.

     

    Make sure you bring your Sword Presentation Rubric

     

     

    January 15

     

    MLK

    Holiday

     

    January 16

     

    Jane Eyre Inner/Outer Circle

     

    This assignment was moved to Thursday, January 18th due to severe weather conditions.  Pearland ISD was shut down.

    January 17

     

    Discuss one of the two with the class (your choice!)

    The Century Quilt

    Or

    Black Walnut Tree

    2013: 

    Sample Responses

     

    Pearland ISD was shut down. – This assignment was canceled.

    January 18

     

    Timed Writing over one of the two prompts from 1/17/2018

    Prompts are located on January 17th.

    Lesson plan update:  the Jane Eyre Inner/Outer Circle was moved to today.  If you were absent you must – you must take your two level three questions and answer in the following format:

    Each question must be 500 words each or longer. 

     

    Your paper must be in MLA format:

    Times Roman Font

    Size 12 Font

    Double spaced

    1” left, right, top, bottom margins

    Stapled to top of your levels of questions assignment.

    January 19

    1) Students turned in their Jane Eyre take home scantron exams and signed plagiarism sheets.

    2) Students turned in their Jane Eyre novels and were assigned an Oedipus Rex novel.  This novel must be read by March 5th.  It will be due along with a Significant Moments sheet. 

    Significant Moments for Oedipus

    If you were absent, you must turn in J. Eyre novel and sign out for an Oedipus novel. 

    3) Students also signed up for a Pilgrim in which they will create a Trading Card for that character.  This assignment will be explained on Monday, January 22nd when you come to class.  Please see Munoz’s classes who have signed up attached.  For Rice’s classes, you will have to get with her to find out which pilgrim you would like to be assigned.

    Here is The Canterbury Tales:  The Prologue.  If you read this prologue can give you an idea of what the pilgrims are like.  You will have to use this book to design your pilgrim.

     http://www.pearlandisd.org/cms/lib/TX01918186/Centricity/Domain/924/Canterbury%20Tales%20Prologue.pdf

    Munoz’s sign-up sheet:  .  If you notice all slots are taken in the period you are in, please come see me and I will tell you what you will do next. 

    Pilgrim Sign Up Sheet-Munoz

    Rice’s sign up sheet

    4) Students restroom passes were returned to students in periods 4 through 7.  Munoz will return 2nd period’s RR passes on Monday.  If you have not received your RR pass from Ms. Rice, please get with her on Monday.

    5) Students were given a 3 x 5 index card in which they listed all of their hobbies, interests, employment, habits, vehicle, family, music, likes, dislikes, social media favs, etc.  ALL OF THIS MUST BE LISTED ON ONE SIDE OF THE CARD ONLY!  DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CARD!!!!  Even first and last name must be listed on same side of card that all writing is listed on.  Please see Munoz or Ms. Rice for the 3 x5 cards as we have all given each class specific card colors.  No exceptions!

     

     

    January 8

     

    Groups 6 and 5 presented today

    From Munoz's classes, Groups 6 & 5.

    2nd Period

    Group 6

    Group 5

    4th Period

    Group 6

    Group 5

    5th Period

     Group 6

    Group 5

    6th Period

    Group 6

    Group 5

    7th Period

     Group 6

    Group 5

    January 9

     

    Groups 4 and 3 presented today

     

    From Munoz's classes, Groups 4 & 3.

    2nd Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    4th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3 

    5th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    6th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    7th Period

    Group 4

    Group 3

    January 10

     

    9th and 10th ELA

    Release Test

     

    All students will meet in homeroom this day.

     

    January 11

    Groups 2 and 1 presented

     

    2nd Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    4th Period

    Group 2 -Social Media Accounts

    Group 1

    The New Yorkshire Times

    5th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    (Reese & Bharath's Jane Eyre's criticism)

    6th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    7th Period

    Group 2

    Group 1

    January 12

     

    Jane Eyre Q#3 Timed Writing

     

    Munoz’s students.   If you are absent today, you will have Monday and Wednesday only to make up this timed writing after school.

     

    Rice’s students please check with her on tutorial make up times.

     

    In addition, you will take a completely different prompt during these make up times than was given in class. No exceptions!

     

    January 1

     

     

    January 2

    Work Day

    January 3

    Staff Development Day

    January 4

     

    December Scholarship Due!

     

    Jane Eyre Significant Moments Due

     

     

    Jane Eyre Significant Moments Quiz

     

    (If you were absent, you have until Wednesday, January 10th to make up this quiz.  Please note you will take a completely different quiz than what was given in class-no exceptions!)

     

    January 5

     

    Students were assigned into 6 different groups and given a topic to present on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of next week to present to the class.

     

    A rubric was also given to each person in class and instructions were implemented on what to have in their classroom presentations.

     PPT Rubric

    Students spent the entire class period preparing for next weeks presentation.

    Topics Assigned to each group in Munoz’s class.

     Topics Assigned to Munoz's Class

    You will be required to give your teacher a copy of this assignment after completion of presentation.  No exceptions.

     

    2nd Nine Weeks of School

     

    December 11

     

    Exemption Forms will be signed.

     

    Restroom passes picked up today.

     

    Jane Eyre Take Home test given to each class (Due January 4th)

    Jane Eyre Page

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    December 12

     

    Review for Final Exam

    December 13

     

    Final Exams begin

    December 14

     

    Final Exams

    December 15

     

    Final Exams

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    December 4

     

    Complete Study Guide questions for Paradise Lost

     

     

    December 5

     

    Major Exam: Paradise Lost.

     

    If you were absent from Munoz’s class – you only have Wednesday and Friday to make up during tutorial times only.

     

    For Rice’s students, please check Ms. Rice’s tutorial times.

     

    December 6

     

    Prepare for Thursday’s Timed Writing

    December 7

     

    Timed Writing

    December 8

     

    Jane Eyre Quiz over chapters 20 to 27 – this quiz will be of a different format.

     

    Jane Eyre Significant Moments Page due Thursday, January 4th

     

    November 27

     

    Q#2 2009 AP Timed Writing Prompt Review – using the Thesis packet to identify the following:

     AP Q#2 2009 Prompt

    (Only print Q#2 from this packet)

     

    Sampled writings

     

    1)      Read the passage

    2)      Annotate the passage

    3)      Make sure to know the points of view in the passage including the “What if?” scenario.

    Create a thesis using the thesis packet by reading the Q #2 2009 prompt by identifying in the prompt the:

    1)      Article

    2)      The subject

    3)      The verb

    4)      Adjective (if there is one)

    5)      Adverb (if there is one)

    6)      Prepositional phrase

    7)      Appositive phrase/clause

    8)      Subordinate clause

    9)      Triad of absolute phrases will be your literary devices in the prompt (be sure to identify the devices with appropriate adjectives.  For example, what type of imagery is in the passage?  Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, etc.

    10)   Make sure to end your thesis with an opinion as well.

    November 28

     

    Timed Writing – Q#2 2009 Prompt

    November 29

    Background notes on John Milton.

     

    Paradise Lost Study Guide Packet

     

    PPT Presentation

    November 30

    Assigned Study Guide questions to students.

    Note: 25 points will be deducted if question #27 is not completed correctly and appropriately. Make sure this notated on the study guide

     Paradise Lost Reading:  Full Reading

     

    November Scholarships Due!

    December 1

     

    20 Minute timed writing over chapters 11 to 19 in Jane Eyre

     

    If you are absent. . . check both Rice and Munoz's tutorial times and this quiz will need to be made up no later than Wednesday, December 6th.

     

     

    Jane Eyre Significant Moments Page due Thursday, January 4th

     

     

    November 20

     

     

     

    THANKSGIVING BREAK

     

     

     

     

     


    November 21

    November 22

     

    November 23

     

    November 24

     

     

    November 13

     

    Read RIME: Parts 5-7 and complete study guide questions

     

    Refer to November 7th for files.

     

    Writing BM #2 Expos/Personal Essay Only – 2 Days

     

     

     

    November 14

     

    Continue with Study Guide Questions and completion of literary devices

     

     

     

     

    Writing BM #2 Expos/Personal Essay Only – 2 Days

    November 15

     

    Complete ROAM Packet

    November 16

     

    Major Exam over RIME

     

     

    Alternative Exam (Be careful – there are some changes that need to take place on this exam.)

     

    If you were absent, you only have until Wednesday November 29th to make up this exam either before or after school.  Let your teachers know when you will make up this exam.

     

    November 17

     

    Time Permitting Distribute and Discuss Barbarian Project.

     Barbarian Project

     

    Sword Speech Examples:

     Sword Speech Examples

    Sword Presentation Due:   Friday, January 26th

     

    Barbarian Battle:   Monday, January 29th

     

    Monday, November 6

    Background on Charlotte Bronte

    Click Here: Jane Eyre files

     

    Blank Note Packet

    Click Here: Jane Eyre files

     

    At anytime you are absent, the assignments are posted.  You must download these items and complete. 

     

    Tuesday, November 7

    Rime of the Ancient Mariner Study Guide Packet

    Click Here: ROAM Files

    Students will view Background on Samuel Taylor Coleridge DVD and complete answers that will go with DVD.

     

     

    Wednesday, November 8

    Each student is assigned one or more study guide questions they must answer while we read RIME.

     

    If you were absent, all students were assigned literary elements.  Upon your return to school, please check my podium for your class period and what question and literary device you were assigned.  You are responsible for finding out what you were assigned.

    Thursday, November 9

    Students begin reading RIME:   Parts 1-4

    Friday, November 10

    Vocabulary #9 Due and Quiz

     

    www.dictionary.com

    https://literarydevices.net/

    Literary Terms:   N/A

    Vocabulary Words:

    Acquiescence

    Antagonism

    Discursiveness

    Brevity

    Ardor

    terseness

    20 Minute Timed Writing over Chapters 6-10 up to pages 96.

    If you are absent, you have Monday and Friday after school and Wednesday before school to make up.  Please do not come during my 1st period to make up assignment. 

    If you cannot make these times come speak to me and let us see what we can work out together.  Please do not wait until the last minute to make up this assignment.

    Ms. Rice's students must check with her to determine her tutorial times. 

     

     

        Monday

         Tuesday

        Wednesday

         Thursday

          Friday

    October 30

    Supernatural Project Due

     

     

    October 31

    Supernatural Project Due

     

    October Scholarship Due to Turnitin.com no later than 11:59 p.m.

    November 1

    Supernatural Project Due

    November 2

    Supernatural Project Due

    November 3

     

    Vocabulary #8 Quiz.

    www.dictionary.com

    https://literarydevices.net/

     

    Literary Terms:

    apostrophe

     

    Vocabulary Words:

    dappled

    demure

    sprightly

    drest

    starveling

    appellations

    reveries

    idyllic

    ephemeral

    mercurial

     

    20 Minute Timed Writing over Chapters: 1-5 to page 51 of Jane Eyre.

          Monday

         Tuesday

        Wednesday

         Thursday

          Friday

    October 23

     

    Frankenstein Timed Writing (Major Grade)

     

    There was a Timed Writing on Monday, 10/24.  If you were absent, you only have until Wednesday, 10/25 to make it up.

    October 24

     

    TAMU College Speaker  - meet in the LGI

     

     

     

    Frankenstein Literary Elements Worksheet was collected today in LGI.

    October 25

     

    Inner/Outer Circle Discussion (bring handout with you)

     

     Inner Outer Circle

     

    If you are absent for this assignment, your make-up assignment will be the following:

     

    Take the two level 3 questions and type in MLA format, Times Roman, size 12 font and type 500 words each for both questions answering your own questions.  No exceptions or alternatives will be allowed for this assignment.

    This is due no later than Friday, 10/27.

    October 26

     

    Review Timed Writings in class.  Allow students to grade their first timed writing.

    October 27

     

    Vocabulary #7 Due and Quiz – know all of your irony terms for this quiz.

     Irony Definitions

    Frankenstein novels are due today.

     

    Distribute Jane Eyre novels and discuss Significant Moments Page and Due Date for Jane Eyre.

    Significant Moments

     If you were absent today, you have until Wednesday after to make up this quiz,

     


     

    1st Nine Weeks of School

    1st Week of School (8/21/2017 through 8/25/2017) - Week 1 (Irony Calendar, Extra Credit listed here)

    2nd Week of School (8/28/2017 through 9/1/2017) - Week Two (Hurricane Harvey Week)

    3rd Week of School (9/4/2017 through 9/8/2017) -  3rd WK (College Portfolio Packet listed here)

    4th Week of School (9/11/2017 through 9/15/2017) - Week Four

    5th Week of School (9/18/2017 through 9/22/2017) - Week Five (Significant Moments Sheet is listed here)

    Precis Document:  Precis Poster

    6th Week of School (9/25/2017 through 9/29/2017) - Week Six

    7th Week of School (10/2/2017 through 10/6/2017) - Week Seven

    If you were absent Tuesday and Thursday before or after school to make up Friday's Quiz.

    8th Week of School (10/9/2017 through 10/13/2017) - Week Eight

    If you were absent Friday, October 13th - you have until Wednesday, October 18th to make up quiz before or after school.  Munoz has morning duty this week and Ms. Rice has afternoon duty - so you will have to visit one of those teachers to make up your quiz.

     9th Week of School (10/16/2017) through 10/20/2017) - Week Nine

     If you were absent for the Significant Moments assignment, you only have until Wednesday, October 18th to make up quiz.  You MUST turn in your Significant Moments homework before you can take the quiz.  In addition, the quiz will be completely different than the one given in class.