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Quotation of the Week: Enough's enough is enough to know. --Lao Tzu, Ursula K. LeGuin trans. ----Assigned on Thursday, 12/16---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** Due Friday, 12/17: ~Finish your "Understanding Life with the Elements of Literature:The Comic Strip" assignment. You don't need to the writing assignment explained at the bottom of the handout. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** Nothing due Friday, 12/17 ****Advanced Placement English, Third Period**** Nothing due Friday, 12/17. ----Assigned on Wednesday, 12/15---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** Due Thursday, 12/16: ~Look for five themes in your daily life as you go about your business today, this evening and Thursday morning. We will discuss theses themes in class on Thursday. Due Friday, 12/17: ~Finish your "Understanding Life with the Elements of Literature:The Comic Strip" assignment. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** Due Thursday, 12/16 ~Finish the noun and pronoun practice assignment if you didn't finish during class today. ****Advanced Placement English, Third Period**** Due Thursday, 12/16: ~Bring your wrapped book and the food you committed to bringing. We begin class during lunch. Remember that lunch starts at 11:40 tomorrow and that third period is after lunch. ----Assigned on Tuesday, 12/14---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** Due Wednesday, 12/15: Quiz Tomorrow. Recommended Study Time: at least twenty minutes. ~Study your Elements of Literature notes and handouts for a quiz tomorrow. The quiz will ask you to: ~explain the different ideas we discussed using the various stories we've talked about as examples; ~explain what we mean when we refer to something as "concrete" and "abstract", which Elements are considered "concrete" and "abstract; ~explain the difference between analysis and interpretation using examples from our discussions. Stories We've Discussed: Lord of the Flies Catching Monkeys Mr. Rees Nailed by Guilt Misdemeanors Romeo and Juliet ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** Due Wednesday, 12/15 Nothing due tomorrow. Second period will continue discussing Nouns and Pronouns. Fourth period will attend the Holiday Satire--remember to bring a food bank donation if you want to contribute. ****Advanced Placement English, Third Period**** Due Wednesday, 12/15: Take care of your voice. ----Assigned on Monday, 12/13---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** Due Tuesday, 12/14: ~Think about an event from your own life to create a story around. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** Due Tuesday, 12/14: SECOND PERIOD: ~Study for the Verb Identification quiz. Remember that the sentences will either be pulled DIRECTLY from the two "Verb Identification Practice" handouts, or they will be have the same sentence structures (and just have different words). So, study those handouts carefully. FOURTH PERIOD: Nothing due. ****Advanced Placement English, Third Period**** Due Tuesday, 12/14: Maximum chillage in your mental village. Quotation of the Week: Sleep on the left side; keep the sword hand free. --Cornershop ----Assigned on Friday, 12/10---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** Due Monday, 12/13: ~Have the underlined definition for each of the eight Elements of Literature memorized. ~Think about an event from your own life to create a story around. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** Due Monday, 12/13: ~Study for the Verb Identification quiz. Remember that the sentences will either be pulled DIRECTLY from the two "Verb Identification Practice" handouts, or they will be have the same sentence structures (and just have different words). So, study those handouts carefully. ****Advanced Placement English, Third Period**** Due Monday, 12/13: ~Finish the "Brazil Interpretation and Analysis" assignment. ----Assigned on Thursday, 12/9---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** ~Have the five kinds of Literary Conflict memorized. The order doesn't matter. ****Sophomore English A, Second and FourthPeriods**** ~Use the "Mr. Do" list to memorize the twenty-three auxiliary verbs. Remember: Maybe Mr. Do should have a will. ****Advanced Placement English Third Period**** ~Due Friday, 12/10: WE Mimicry. Bring two copies. One with a full heading. One without your name on it. Both should have the title centered at the top. Remember, too, that both should be typed, double-spaced in a normal 12 point font. ----Assigned on Wednesday, 12/8---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** ~Have the eight Elements of Literature memorized in the order they appear on the handout. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** ~Have the definitions for Verb and Linking Verb memorized. ****Advanced Placement English Third Period**** ~Finish the next 250 words of your WE mimicry. UPCOMING: ~Due Friday, 12/10: WE Mimicry. Bring two copies. One with a full heading. One without your name on it. Both should have the title centered at the top. Remember, too, that both should be typed, double-spaced in a normal 12 point font. ----Assigned on Tuesday, 12/7---- ****Sophomore English B, First Period**** ~Nothing due on Wednesday. Relax. ****Sophomore English A, Second and Fourth Periods**** ~Nothing due on Wednesday. Relax. ****Advanced Placement English Third Period**** ~Finish the first five hundred words of your WE mimicry. UPCOMING: ~Due Friday, 12/10: WE Mimicry. Bring two copies. One with a full heading. One without your name on it. Both should have the title centered at the top. Remember, too, that both should be typed, double-spaced in a normal 12 point font. Quotation of the Week: The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. -John E. Southard --Sophomore A-- ***Assigned on 12/3*** ~On Monday, 12/6 the final version of your Persuasive Essay is due in room A6 by 7:50 AM. It should be typed, double-spaced in a normal, 12 point font. It should also be turned in to Turnitin.com by 7:45 am on the same day (12/6). NOTE: If you still have your free late and choose to use it on this assignment, the due dates shift to the same times on Tuesday, 12/7. ***Assigned on 11/30*** --Sophomore A-- Due on the day of your final: ~Finish the handout "Four and More Trains Final Review". We will correct in class before the final test. ~Use the handout "Four and More Trains Final Preparation" to guide your studying for the test. ~Bring the most recent draft of your Persuasive Essay to class. We will conference about them in class on the day of the final. ~On Monday, 12/6 the final version of your Persuasive Essay is due in room A6 by 7:50 AM. -It should be typed, double-spaced in a normal, 12 point font. -It should also be turned in to Turnitin.com by 7:45 am on the same day (12/6). --Advanced Placement English-- WE essay test on Wednesday, 12/1. ~Bring your books and your practice prompt assignments to turn in. ~Study! Review all the literary terms and techniques as they are covered in the close reading handouts and the overview of the close reading process. Review the different ways of framing the central thematic conflict. Review handouts pertaining to Advanced Placement Test. Review the guidelines for good writing provided in George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language". Practice: find a page and use the close reading process to link techniques to the central thematic conflict then to life in general. Try writing an essay in sixty minutes using the process. ***Assigned on 11/29*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 11/30: ~Finish your Persuasive Essay draft if you didn't turn it in today. You will get full credit for having it at the beginning of class tomorrow. ~Finish the Four Trains Test Preparation handouts: 11.22 and 11.29. UPCOMING: ~On the day of your final you will take a Four and More Trains Test. I handed out the study guide in class today. ~On Monday, 12/6 the final version of your Persuasive Essay is due in room A6 by 7:50 AM. It should be typed, double-spaced in a normal, 12 point font. It should also be turned in to Turnitin.com by 7:45 am on the same day (12/6). --Advanced Placement English-- Due Tuesday, 11/30: Finish the WE essay practice. Use the prompt that we used for the previous two practices. The instructions are the same. (See 11/22 below.) UPCOMING: WE essay test on Wednesday, 12/1. Enjoy your extra days of break. Thanks for being my students! ***Assigned on 11/23*** --Sophomore A-- Pass the word (by text, email, phone, social networking site, human interface) to classmates who might not check the web site: Bonus points for having your draft in on Monday! Due Monday, 11/29 ~Complete typed, double-spaced, 12 point draft of your essay due on Monday, 11/29. ~Finish the Four Trains Test Preparation assigned on Monday. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Monday, 11/29 Finish the homework assigned on 11/22. Be ready to take the WE Test on Tuesday, 11/30. ***Assigned on 11/22*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 11/23 ~Type the lead and thesis paragraphs for your Persuasive Essay. ~Finish the Four Trains Final Preparation--the backside. UPCOMING: ~Complete typed, double-spaced, 12 point draft of your essay due on Monday, 11/29. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Tuesday, 11/23 ~Read over the handout on planning and opening your essay. WE Essay Test Practice: ~Read the prompt. ~Close read and annotate the excerpt. ~Make an outline/diagram/clear and thorough visual representation of the essay you would write in response. (If you really want to practice for the test, do it all AND try writing the essay in sixty minutes.) UPCOMING: WE Essay Test on Wed, 11/24. ***Assigned on 11/19*** --Sophomore A-- Due Monday, 11/22 ~Make a thorough outline for your Persuasive Essay. Mark and label at least: two concessions, two rebuttals and two places where you are showing what's in it for your audience. See the sample for guidance, but heed the note at the bottom. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Monday, 11/22 WE Essay Test Practice: ~Read the prompt. ~Close read and annotate the excerpt. ~Make an outline/diagram/clear and thorough visual representation of the essay you would write in response. (If you really want to practice for the test, do it all AND try writing the essay in sixty minutes.) UPCOMING: WE Essay Test on Wed, 11/24. ***Assigned on 11/18*** --Sophomore A-- Due Friday, 11/19 ~Preposition Quiz tomorrow; finish the review. Know the information on the prepositional phrase web. Be able to identify prepositions, objects of prepositions, prepositional phrases, adverb and adjective phrases, and the four prepositions that are also subordinating conjunctions. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Friday, 11/19 ~Briefly outline each of the sample essay. Include the thesis statement, the major methods of proof and the important pieces of evidence that support each method of proof. Then, score each essay using the rubric and provide a five sentence rationale of the score. ***Assigned on 11/17*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thursday, 11/18 ~Finish the handout "Planning Your Essay". Remember to brainstorm at least three things for each category, and to use your web diagrams (your point of view and your audience's point of view) to plan your strategy. Also, use the webs on Concession, Rebuttals and More for guidance. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Thursday, 11/18 ~Read the prompt and the excerpt; then make your outline as we discussed in class today. ***Assigned on 11/16*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wednesday, 11/17 ~Pick your Persuasive Essay topic. ~Make two web diagrams, each on a different piece of paper. 1. The first should reflect your point of view on the subject--what are your arguments for this happening? 2. The second should reflect your audience's point of view on the matter--what reservations, objections, etc. will they have? (Talk to your audience about it if you can.) Each web should have at least four larger bubbles (methods of proof) and fourteen smaller ones (evidence). See the samples about murals for guidance. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Wednesday, 11/17 ~Type at least ten sentences discussing the central thematic conflict in WE. What is it how do you know? Connections? Levels? Etc. ***Assigned on 11/15*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 11/16 ~Finish the last two categories of Persuasive Brainstorming: Acquaintances and Self. Remember to have at least five things in each category by the time class begins on Tuesday. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Tuesday, 11/16 "Narration and First Person Point of View" 1. Pick a passage from WE in which Zamyatin's voices becomes clear. 2. Type it out and cite the page numbers. 3. Analyze the elements that help to reveal the authorial presence. (5 sentences) 4.Discuss how this helps to reveal and/or develop an important central thematic conflict. ~Refer to today's (and past handouts) for guidance. Quotation of the Week: forever was never till now --E.E. Cummings ***Assigned on 11/12*** --Sophomore A-- Due Monday, 11/15 ~Study for the Four Trains Quiz 11.5--it's on Monday and will be the exact same quiz, except you'll also need to label the prepositional phrases (which we labeled in class today). ~If you're taking your free late on your Expository Essay, it's due at the beginning of class on Monday AND remember to submit it to Turnitin.com. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Monday, 11/15 Character Close Reading Analysis: 1. Pick two characters from WE. (Can't use D-503; if you use I-330 then you can't use 0-90 and vice versa.) 2. Find a passage that focuses significantly on the character; type it out and cite the page numbers. 3.Below each passage, analyze how the description, action and dialogue reveals the character's connections to a central thematic conflict. (10 sentences) Use the handouts from class to guide your analysis. ***Assigned on 11/10*** --Sophomore A-- DUE FRIDAY, 11/12: MAJOR ASSIGNMENT: Expository Essay Final Draft ~Complete, 750 word minimum, typed, double-spaced, 12 point final draft printed and in hand by the beginning of class. ~Digital version submitted to Turnitin.com--window will close five minutes before class begins. ~If you have an emergency and NEED to use your Free Late, do so. If not, save it for emergencies you might have with the Persuasive Essay, or for extra credit at the end of the trimester. ~You have tons of handouts for help. ~Save often, print early! Good luck! --Advanced Placement English-- Due Friday, 11/12 Look in WE for an example of each of the figures of speech listed on the Connotation handout. 1. Write out or type the quotation--cite the page. 2. Label technique. 3. Write a sentence explaining how the rhetorical device is linked to a central thematic conflict. 4. Format the assignment following the order of the rhetorical devices on the handout. ***Assigned on 11/9*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wednesday, 11/10 Take at least thirty minutes to work with your essay based on the comments you've received and the issues we've reviewed. DUE FRIDAY: MAJOR ASSIGNMENT ~Complete, typed, double-spaced, 12 point final draft printed and in hand by the beginning of class. ~Digital version submitted to Turnitin.com--window will close five minutes before class begins. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Wednesday, 11/10 1. Pick two paragraphs in which the diction is key 2. Type out the paragraphs. Cite the page numbers 3. Below each paragraph explain (in five sentences) how the diction is important (i.e. how it links to a central thematic conflict). Refer to specifics in the excerpt for support. ***Assigned on 11/8*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 11/9 Nothing due tomorrow. Spend thirty minutes tinkering with your essay based on what you recall from today's conferences. DUE FRIDAY: MAJOR ASSIGNMENT ~Complete, typed, double-spaced, 12 point final draft printed and in hand by the beginning of class. ~Digital version submitted to Turnitin.com--window will close five minutes before class begins. --Advanced Placement English-- Due Tuesday, 11/9 1. Pick two paragraphs in which the imagery is key 2. Type out the paragraphs. Cite the page numbers 3. Below each paragraph explain (in five sentences) how the imagery is important (i.e. how it links to a central thematic conflict). Refer to specifics in the excerpt for support. Quotation of the Week: Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ***Assigned on 11/5*** --Sophomore A-- Due Monday, 11/8 ~Complete, typed draft of your essay. -Remember to double space it and to be certain it is in a 12 point font. -It should be a minimum of 750 words. -While this is not the final draft, this should not be a rough draft. Make it as good as you can. -Refer to the various handouts for samples and guidance. -It must be printed by the BEGINNING of class on Monday. --AP English-- Due Monday, 11/8 1. Pick an important symbol occurring throughout the book. 2. Find three key paragraphs featuring the symbol. 3. Type out the paragraphs. Cite the page numbers 4. Explain what the symbol represents and how it is linked to a significant thematic conflict referring to the three paragraphs. Ten sentences. 5. Come to class Monday dressed as your symbol. Be ready to explain ***Assigned on 11/4*** --Sophomore A-- Due Friday, 11/5 ~Four Trains Quiz Friday: subjects and predicates, clauses, kinds of sentences, commas. Nothing new. Study the reviews from last week and this week. I'll be pulling sentences directly from them and/or modeling sentences from them. Challenge yourself to bump your Four Trains average ten percent. ~Work on your essay a bit as well. See next. UPCOMING ~Complete, typed draft of your essay due Monday, 11/8. Remember to double space it and to be certain it is in a 12 point font. I'll be assigning the conclusion on Thursday or Friday, so most of your paper will be written before the weekend. --AP English-- Due Friday, 11/5 ~Quiz on WE 35-40. Handwritten notes okay. ~Spend a little time checking out the paragraph just before the space break on page 103. Think about its relationship to the satirical nature of WE and satire. ***Assigned on 11/3*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thurs, 11/4 1. Type the third body paragraph for your essay. 2. Copy and paste the second and the third MOP paragraphs on to the same page, TWO times. 3. Begin each version of the third MOP with a different kind of transition. (The goal here is to experiment with different kinds of transitions between the same paragraphs.) ~See the samples and the notes from class today. There is a sample of how you should format your homework on the back of the "Some Transitions at Work" handout. UPCOMING ~Four Trains Quiz Friday: subjects and predicates, clauses, kinds of sentences, commas. Nothing new. ~Complete, typed draft of your essay due Monday, 11/8. Remember to double space it and to be certain it is in a 12 point font. I'll be assigning the conclusion on Thursday or Friday, so most of your paper will be written before the weekend. --AP English-- Due Thurs, 11/4: Note the error on the reading schedule if you haven't yet. ~Quiz on WE 29-34. Handwritten notes okay. ~Spend a little time checking out the paragraph just before the space break on page 103. Think about its relationship to the satirical nature of WE and satire. ***Assigned on 11/2*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tues, 11/3 ~Type the first two Method of Proof paragraphs for your Expository Essay. ~See the samples and the notes from class today. --AP English-- Due Tues, 11/3: Note the error on the reading schedule if you haven't yet. ~Quiz on WE 24-28. Handwritten notes okay. ~Spend a little time checking out the paragraph just before the space break on page 103. Think about its relationship to the satirical nature of WE. ***Assigned on 11/1*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tues, 11/2 ~Type two different kinds of thesis paragraphs for your essay: a good one and a bad one. ~The bad one shouldn't be bad just because it is short. ~See the samples and the notes from class today. --AP English-- Due Tues, 11/2: Note the error on the reading schedule if you haven't yet. ~Quiz on WE 20-23. Handwritten notes okay. ~The quiz will include information from the handout on satire. Give close attention to all definitions. Be clear on the different kinds of irony. Think about questions it raises for you and how it applies to WE. Quotation of the Week: Are the voices in my head bothering you? --The God's Must be Crazy. ***Assigned on 10/28*** --Sophomore A-- Due Mon, 11/1! ~Pick your essay topic. ~Type two different kinds of lead paragraphs for your essay. (Both of them should be for the SAME essay.) ~They each need to be at least five sentences long. ~See the Hook/Lead handout for examples. --AP English-- Due Mon, 11/1! ~Quiz on WE 7-19. Handwritten notes okay. ***Assigned on 10/27*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thurs, 10/28 ~Make two outlines, each one for a different Expository Essay topic. -You may use the topics from your webs or try new ones. -They just need: thesis statement, the methods of proof and the evidence. (No need to include the lead or conclusion.) -Think carefully about your Method of Organization. -See the handouts for guidance. --AP English-- Due Thursday, 10/28 Quiz on WE 1-6 and the introductory packet. Handwritten notes okay. ***Assigned on 10/26*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wed, 10/27 Study for tomorrow's Four Train Quiz. It'll be like the reviews from class yesterday and today. Be ready to identify: subjects, predicates (including verb phrases), independent clauses, dependent clauses, commas (mandatory, optional and comma splices), similes and metaphors, tenors and vehicles. No definitions. Also, be ready to create original sentences. --AP English-- Due Thursday, 10/28 Quiz on WE 1-6 and the introductory packet. Handwritten notes okay. ***Assigned on 10/25*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tues, 10/26 ~Make two web diagrams, one each for a different possible Expository Essay topic. Each diagram should include: + at least four larger bubbles/categories + at least 15 smaller bubbles/supporting categories (these don't have to be spread evenly) See the sample handout for guidance. --AP English-- Due Tues, 10/26 Write two different responses to "Language Goes Two Ways" 1) Ten sentences of "Civilized Writing" discussing the important ideas. 2) Ten sentences of "Wild Writing" discussing the important ideas. Quotation of the Week: Lose your mind by coming to your senses. -Jon Young ***Assigned on 10/22*** --Sophomore A-- Enjoy your weekend and make the time to notice things you appreciate. --AP English-- Enjoy your weekend. ***Assigned on 10/21*** --Sophomore A-- Sixty-six percent chance of an analogy quiz tomorrow. Be able to explain the difference between a simile and a metaphor and the difference between a tenor and a vehicle. Be ready to identify similes, metaphors, tenors and vehicles. Use the Good Description handout and the three "Quick Reviews" to guide your studying. --AP English-- Due Friday, 10/22: ~Create 250 words of a college application essay modeled after some aspect of the essays in today's packet: an essay that's a risk or one in which the form of the essay--in addition to its content--conveys who you are. ***Assigned on 10/20*** --Sophomore A-- Notice the things you appreciate as you go throughout your day. Thank them--even if they are inanimate. --AP English-- Due Thurs, 10/21: ~Read the third essay in the packet. ~Write 250 words of a college application essay modeled after some aspect of the three essays in today's packet. ***Assigned on 10/19*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wed, 10/20: ~Follow the directions on the handout titled "Candy Story". --AP English-- Due Wed, 10/20: ~Write 250 words of a college application essay modeled after some aspect of the two essays we read in class today. ***Assigned on 10/18*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tues, 10/19: ~Follow the directions on the handout titled "Homework Due 10/19"; write neatly, label clearly. --AP English-- Due Tues, 10/19: ~Read "Advice from the Inside". ~Write down five quotations from the essay that develop your understanding of the college app. essay. ~Under each quotation, explain why/how it developed your understanding. Quotation of the Week: Domination don't dignify diction --Blackalicious ***Assigned on 10/15*** --Sophomore A-- Nothing due. Maximum chillage. --AP English-- Free Late essays due at the beginning of class on Monday. ***Assigned on 10/14*** --Sophomore A-- ~Study for Friday's Four Trains of Thought test. ~Use the "Know what to show that you know" list to guide your studying. ~Remember that around 70% of the sentences on the test will be ones you've already seen on notes, handouts and homework. ~Also, remember to return the quizzes I handed back to you today--study them tonight. --AP English-- Due Friday, 10/15: ~(At the beginning of class) Typed, double-spaced final draft of the Haroun Essay. ~Submit your essay to Turnitin.com before class. The window closes five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/13*** --Sophomore A-- ~Study for at least forty-five minutes for Friday's Four Trains of Thought test. ~Use the "Know what to show that you know" list to guide your studying. ~Remember that around 70% of the sentences on the test will be ones you've already seen on notes, handouts and homework. ~Tomorrow I'll give you back the first two quizzes so you have them to study with as well. --AP English-- Due Thursday, 10/13: ~Finish the "Orwellian Recast" assignment. Pay attention to your thinking also; watch how it clarifies your ideas. Due Friday, 10/15: ~(At the beginning of class) Typed, double-spaced final draft of the Haroun Essay. ~Submit your essay to Turnitin.com before class. The window closes five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/12*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wednesday, 10/13 ~Finish the handout "Four Trains Test Preparation: Original Sentences" ~Start studying for the test. (See next.) UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought on Friday, 10/15. Start studying today! --AP English-- Work on your essay for thirty minutes. Due Friday, 10/15 (At the beginning of class) Typed, double-spaced final draft of the Haroun Essay. Submit your essay to Turnitin.com before class. The window closes five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/11*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 10/12 ~Finish the Four Trains Comma Review ~Start studying for the test. (See next.) UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought on Friday, 10/15. Start studying today! --AP English-- Work on your essay for thirty minutes. Due Friday, 10/15 (At the beginning of class) Typed, double-spaced final draft of the Haroun Essay. Submit your essay to Turnitin.com before class. The window closes five minutes before class begins. Quotation of the Week: I kick it complex. --Persia ***Assigned on 10/8*** --Sophomore A-- Due Monday, 10/10 ~Finish the Four Trains Search and ID. Take it seriously. 75% for completion, spot checking for the remaining 25%. ~Start studying for the test. (See next.) UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought Thursday or Friday of next week. Start studying today! --AP English-- Due Monday, 10/10 ~A 70%-100% revised Haroun Essay. Take a minimum of 2.5 hours to work on the essay this weekend. The essay will not be due until at least Wednesday now, but I don't want you to be overloaded next week. We'll continue conferencing in the library on Monday. ***Assigned on 10/7*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thursday, 10/7 ~Finish the Four Trains Review ~FIRST PERIOD ONLY Study Greek roots 1-20; 100% Friday. UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought Thursday or Friday of next week. Start studying today! --AP English-- Due Fri, 10/8 ~Passive and Active Voice Quiz. Be able to recast sentences in one or the other. Know when passive might be preferred. ~Conferences in the library Due Mon, 10/11: ~Essay due--Major Assignment ~Typed, double-spaced, 12-point paper copy due at the BEGINNING of class. ~Submitted to Turnitin.com five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/6*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thursday, 10/7 ~Finish the Noun Clause handout. You need to label subjects, predicates, ind. clauses and dep. clauses. ~FIRST PERIOD ONLY Study Greek roots 1-20; 66% chance of quiz on Thurs. and 100% by Friday, if not on Thurs. UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought Thursday or Friday of next week. Start studying today! --AP English-- Due Thurs, 10/7 ~Conferences in the library (See 10/5 below for conference prep.) Due Fri, 10/8 ~Passive and Active Voice Quiz. Be able to recast sentences in one or the other. Know when passive might be preferred. ~Conferences in the library Due Mon, 10/11: ~Essay due--Major Assignment ~Typed, double-spaced, 12-point paper copy due at the BEGINNING of class. ~Submitted to Turnitin.com five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/5*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wed, 10/6 ~Finish both sides of the Dependent Clause handout. ~Study Greek roots 1-20; 33% of quiz tomorrow; if not Wed, 66% on Thurs. and 100% by Friday, if not on Thurs. UPCOMING: Test on all the Trains of Thought next week. Start studying today! --AP English--it's a long list; check it all out. Due Wed, 10/6 four things 1. Conference Prep: Prepare for conferencing with me. You will be assessed on concision and depth of understanding You will have four minutes. Be ready with clear answers to the following: 1. How does your thesis address all the parts of the prompt? 2. How does your thesis address a Level Three question? 3. What is the logical progression of your essay? 4. What questions do you have for me? 2. Read Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" Be ready to show that you know (on a quiz) 1. Orwell's thesis 2. The problems he describes and why he believes they are problems. 3. The suggestions he provides and why he believes they are solutions. 3. Read: "Writing About Literature" at the Grammar Guide page: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ It's under the menu titled "Essay and Research Paper Level" 4. Finish the Active/Passive Voice handout. Thurs, 10/7 ~Conferences in the library Fri, 10/8 ~Passive and Active Voice Quiz. Be able to recast sentences in one or the other. Know when passive might be preferred. ~Conferences in the library Mon, 10/11: ~Essay due--Major Assignment ~Typed, double-spaced, 12-point paper copy due at the BEGINNING of class. ~Submitted to Turnitin.com five minutes before class begins. ***Assigned on 10/4*** --Sophomore A-- Nothing due tomorrow. Catch up and/or relax. --AP English--It's a long list--goes all the way to next Monday. Check the whole thing out. Due Tues, 10/5 ~Finish your draft outline and reflection if you didn't finish them in class. Due Wed, 10/6 ~Conference Prep: Prepare for conferencing with me. You will be assessed on concision and depth of understanding You will have four minutes. Be ready with clear answers to the following: 1. How does your thesis address all the parts of the prompt? 2. How does your thesis address a Level Three question? 3. What is the logical progression of your essay? 4. What questions do you have for me? ~Read Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" Be ready to show that you know: 1. Orwell's thesis 2. The problems he describes and why he believes they are problems. 3. The suggestions he provides and why he believes they are solutions. ~Read: "Writing About Literature" at the Grammar Guide page: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ It's under the menu titled "Essay and Research Paper Level" Thurs, 10/7 ~Conferences in the library Fri, 10/8 ~Passive and Active Voice Quiz. Be able to recast sentences in one or the other. Know when passive might be preferred. ~Conferences in the library Mon, 10/11: ~Essay due--Major Assignment ~Typed, double-spaced, 12-point paper copy due at the BEGINNING of class. ~Submitted to Turnitin.com five minutes before class begins. Quotation of the Week: Lunatic #1: God spoke to me yesterday. Lunatic #2: No I didn't. ***Assigned on 10/1*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Monday, 10/4. First and Second Train Drawings ~Part I On a 81/2 x 11 piece of paper, draw a picture of the First Train of Thought. The drawing should include as many pieces of information from the First Train handout as possible. ~Part II On another 81/2 x 11 piece of paper, draw a picture of the Second Train of Thought. The drawing should include as many pieces of information from the Second Train handout as possible. --AP English-- Due Monday, 10/4: ~Complete, typed Haroun essay draft. NOTE-- Here's the new Haroun Essay Prompt: Using examples from Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Joseph Campbell's concept of the Hero's Journey, explain an important aspect of the relationship between stories and life. ***Assigned on 9/30*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Friday, 10/1. ~If you didn't finish in class today, make icons for Greek Roots 11-20. Remember that the icon should have a link to both the meaning and the sound of the root and that each icon should contain at least two colors. --AP English-- NOTE-- Here's the new Haroun Essay Prompt: Using examples from Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Joseph Campbell's concept of the Hero's Journey, explain an important aspect of the relationship between stories and life. Due on Friday, 10/1. ~A formal, typed outline for your Haroun essay. Include the lead, thesis, main body and thesis paragraphs. UPCOMING: ~Due Monday, 10/4: Complete, typed Haroun essay draft. ***Assigned on 9/29*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Thursday, 9/30. ~Catch up. Relax. --AP English-- Due on Thursday, 9/30. ~Read and type a formal outline for the sample Haroun essay. ~Work on the outline for your Haroun essay--it's due this Friday. UPCOMING: ~Due Monday, 10/4: Complete, typed Haroun essay draft. ***Assigned on 9/28*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Wednesday, 9/29. ~100% Chance of Quiz on Wednesday. Study! Study! Study! First and Second Train--definitions, identification, optional commas, mandatory commas, comma splices, Greek roots 1-10, Mr. Do. ~Also, remember to study your First Train Quiz and to bring it back to class tomorrow. --AP English-- Due on Wednesday, 9/29. ~Tweak, revise or completely rewrite your thesis based on our conversation today. Have a solid thesis ready for class tomorrow. UPCOMING: ~Due Monday, 10/4: Complete, typed Haroun essay draft. ***Assigned on 9/27*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Tuesday, 9/28. ~Take at least thirty minutes to study for Wednesday's quiz. See below. UPCOMING: ~100% Chance of Quiz on Wednesday--start studying now: First and Second Train--definitions, identification, optional commas, mandatory commas, comma splices, Greek roots 1-10, Mr. Do. --AP English-- Due on Tuesday, 9/28. ~Come to class Tuesday dressed as your thesis statement. You should be able to refer to at least three aspects of your outfit as linked to your thesis. ***Assigned on 9/24*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Monday, 9/27. ~Finish the handout "Second Train Comma Practice". UPCOMING: ~90% Chance of Quiz on Tuesday--start studying now: First and Second Train--definitions, identification, optional commas, mandatory commas, comma splices, Greek roots 1-10, Mr. Do. --AP English-- Due on Monday, 9/27. ~A working thesis that will guide the drafting of your Haroun Essay. ~Five quotations you might use for support. For each quotation include. . . a. the quotation; b. the page number; c. three eloquent sentences explaining the ways the quotation supports your thesis. (Proof/revise/edit for flow, grammar, spelling and punctuation--I'll be spot checking.) ***Assigned on 9/23*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Friday, 9/24. ~Finish the handout "Second Train Search and ID". --AP English-- Due on Friday, 9/24. ~Write a 250 word free write making connections between the Campbell film and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. ***Assigned on 9/22*** --Sophomore A-- Due on Thursday 9/23. ~Finish the handout "Second Train Practice". Remember to pay attention to how you figure/don't figure out the answers (metacognition). --AP English-- ~Let the BIG ideas stew in your mind. Let the questions and connections bubble to the surface. ***Assigned on 9/21*** --Sophomore A-- No homework due tomorrow. Relax. Catch up in other classes. --AP English-- No homework due tomorrow. Relax. Catch up in other classes. ***Assigned on 9/20*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 9/21 ~Make an icon for each of the ten Greek Roots. *Each icon should be designed to help you remember the sound and the meaning of the root. *Use at least two colors for each icon. ~Short quiz tomorrow on the roots (1-10). *I may give you the root and ask for the English meaning or vice versa. --AP English-- Due Tuesday, 9/21 ~Write a 500 word free write exploring possible topics for your Haroun essay. How will you focus the prompt? The Prompt: Write an essay discussing Rushdie's use of the Hero's Journey structure and its relevance to the meaning of the novel and its context. Be certain to include examples from the novel and Rushdie's life in your discussion. Quotation of the Week: Sorry, but once again this week's quotation is too long. You'll have to check it out in class. ***Assigned on 9/17*** --Sophomore A-- ~Catch up and relax. We board the Second Train of Thought next week. Plus Yorgi will give you your second gift. --AP English-- Due Monday, 9/20 ~Draw a map of Haroun and the Sea of stories, focusing on the important plot events. ~Label each event with the corresponding stage of the Hero's Journey. Use the list of 17 steps we memorized. ~Think about the stages left out or that occur in a different order than the progression of the prototypical Hero's Journey and the ways these changes develop our understanding of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. ***Assigned on 9/16*** --Sophomore A-- Big quiz on Friday, 9/17. Be ready to define verb, noun, pronoun, complete sentence, simple sentence, independent clause, subject, predicate & implied subject. Study the identification processes. Remember that I will model the quiz sentences off of the homework assignments. --AP English-- Due Friday, 9/17 Read Rushdie's speech. Answer the questions. Reflect upon the ways it develops your understanding of Haroun. ***Assigned on 9/15*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thursday, 9/16 ~Finish the handout entitled "Homework Due 9/16/10". Remember that you need to find ten different sentences, though the sources can repeat. ~Study the definitions. (See below.) Upcoming: Big quiz on Friday. We went over the material in class today. Start studying the definitions: verb, noun, pronoun, complete sentence, simple sentence, independent clause, subject, predicate & implied subject. --AP English-- Due Thursday, 9/16 ~Read chapters eleven and twelve of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Take your own handwritten notes if you want to use them on the quiz. ~Tomorrow's quiz: a few easy Haroun questions, the 17 steps of the Hero's Journey (via the Sun List), eight elements of lit. ***Assigned on 9/14*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wednesday, 9/15 ~Finish the handout "First Train of Thought Review". Label the sentences as simple or not. If not, explain why not. Remember to do both sides. Upcoming: Big quiz on Friday. We went over the material in class today. Start studying the definitions: verb, noun, pronoun, complete sentence, simple sentence, independent clause, subject, predicate & implied subject. --AP English-- Due Wednesday, 9/15 ~Read chapters nine and ten of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Take your own handwritten notes if you want to use them on the quiz. ~Have the Sun List memorized in order: item and gesture. ***Assigned on 9/13*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 9/14 ~Finish the handout "Predicate and Subject Identification Practice" Upcoming: Big quiz on Friday. On Tuesday we'll go over what will be on it. --AP English-- Due Tuesday, 9/14 ~Read chapters seven and eight of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Take your own handwritten notes if you want to use them on the quiz. ~Remember to have the Eight Elements of Lit. memorized in order--it'll be on the quiz tomorrow. ~If you're participating in today's roll, remember to take a five minute break. Quotation of the Week: Sorry, but this week's quotation is too long. You'll have to check it out in class. ***Assigned on 9/10*** --Sophomore A-- Due Monday, 9/13 ~Study for Monday's quiz on the 23 auxiliary verbs. Remember: Maybe Mr. Do should have a will. --AP English-- Due Monday, 9/13 ~Read chapters five and six of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Take your own handwritten notes if you want to use them on the quiz. ~If you're participating in today's roll, spend five minutes listening to one of your favorite relaxing songs. ***Assigned on 9/9*** --Sophomore A-- Due Friday, 9/10 ~Finish the "Noun Practice" and "Pronoun Practice" handout. Be ready to discuss things about nouns and pronouns that confuse you. ~Fifth period: remember to check out the student handbook and sign your form for Friday. --AP English-- Due Friday, 9/10 ~Read the first four chapters of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Take your own handwritten notes if you want to use them on the quiz. ~If you're participating in today's roll, spend five minutes reliving a happy memory. ***Assigned on 9/8*** --Sophomore A-- Due Thursday, 9/9 ~Finish the "Verb Practice" handout. Be ready to discuss things about verbs that confuse you. --AP English-- Due Thursday, 9/9 ~Read the handout about Salman Rushdie. ~Make 12.5 interactive margin notes. Read it keeping in mind that it is to help you better understand the context for Haroun and the Sea of Stories. ~If you're participating in today's roll, change the location of routines. ***Assigned on 9/7*** --Sophomore A-- Due Wednesday, 9/8 ~Memorize the "dance" as it applies to the definition of a complete sentence. The Dance 1. Point to yourself 2. Pretend to run 3. Point to your head The Definition A complete sentence has a noun, a verb and a complete thought. --AP English-- Due Wednesday, 9/8 ~Read the handout about the Hero's Journey. ~Take interactive notes on: 1. The journey's basic structure 2. Important examples 3. Important variations 4. The purpose/role of these stories and their components 5. Things that raise questions for you ~Mix up the order of your routines if you are participating in our "roll" for the day. Quotation of the Week: I'm as happy as a flying fish up a worm tree. --Tom Robbins ***Assigned on 9/3*** --Sophomore A-- Due Tuesday, 9/7 ~Draw a map of the story of our class. Include each event on the list below however you picture them in your mind. You may also include other details that weren't included in the original telling of the story. 1. The classroom (w/ you) 2. Meeting Yorgi 3. The Four Trains of Thought 4. The Five Doors of Awareness 5. Dr. Diablo's Mindtrap Machine 6. The Three Master's of Persuasion 7. The Duel w/ Yard Sale Joe --AP English-- Due Tuesday, 9/7 ~Type 500(+) words of a story that mimics some aspect of Marcovaldo. -Things you could mimic: Writing Style Themes Conflicts Tone Characters Other ~Be ready to explain how/what you mimicked with examples from both your writing and Calvino's. ***Assigned on 9/2*** --Sophomore A-- Relive the story of our class in your mind just before you fall asleep. --AP English-- Due 9/3 Write for five minutes about chapter 15 of Marcovaldo. And. . . write for five minutes about chapters 14 & 15 as a unit. Do both free writes on the same piece of paper as first chapter 14 free write.
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