MECHANICS QUIZZES are FRIDAYS [do chapter to prepare]
MAY 17 - Hamlet Pink Synthesis essay - due Tuesday
MAY 15 - Complete the Venn diagram comparing Hamlet to Pink. Consider adjectives and examples as you complete the Venn diagram.
MAY 14 - Open book test on "The Wall" tomorrow. If you have good notes, understand the movie and can think, you'll be fine.
MAY 10 - Complete a character sketch on Pink's Mother
- approx 300 words / double spaced
- formal literary response describing the character
- if you can try a different type of intro sentence
- explaining the irony in the song as part of the sketch is important
- end with a thematic statement
MAY 1 - Due Friday, 5 Creative Leads for your narrative.
APR 29 - LEADS: Complete up to task 6 on the Narrative Leads worksheet.
Your goal is to write six different leads for your narrative essay. Organize them from highest quality [most compelling] to least interesting.
APR 12 - Read Hills Like White Elephants full text complete the questions and write your own Second level dialogue.
APR 11 - NARRATIVE ESSAY due tomorrow. Comma quiz
APR 8 Think of a narrative essay topic, a meaningful personal moment
APR 4 - Due TOMORROW: Read Shooting an Elephan by George Orwell [available online] and answer the questions. The "Debate" style essay is also due tomorrow.
MAR 15 - TS ELIOT IS /ISN'T EXAMPLES Download TS Eliot Sentence Examples
- Spring Break make-up for JLS Test
Download WINNIE THE POOH etc
MAR 14 - Read the poem "David" and be prepared to discuss it. Download DAVID by Earle Birney
MAR 12 - Descriptive Paragraphs due Thursday: The Cold Night, They were in Love, TS Eliot contrast piece.
MAR 8 - Complete the four literary responses for Monday. Double spaced.
MAR 7 -SINGLE PARAGRAPH LITERARY RESPONSE: Describe the protagonist
- Revise Dulce et Decorum Est response - due Monday
- agr QUIZ tomorrow.
MAR 1 - Creative WritingI [10 - 12 sentences or ????? ie whatever is necessary]
1] Describe a storm without characters
2] Describe a storm through the actions of a single character
Creative Writing II [12-15 sentences or .. . ?]
1] A murder describes
2] A murder from a different point of view:
First person - either the murderer or the victim
Second person - YOU
FEB 27 - SATIRE: Define satire and write a poetry response identifying the best example of satire from the following:
If I had a Million Dollars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHacDYj8KZM
I Don't Like Mondays: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yteMugRAc0
Outside a Small Circle of Friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta_iKeH4tsg
FEB 26 - Read the essay: 38 Who Saw Murder
FEB 24 - Complete the two descriptive paragraphs: The bad storm and The murder
FEB 21 - Read "Lying" and on a seperate sheet of paper, identify the different types of lies, define each and then respond to the final question: What about you?
Think a little and extend your commentary to more than a single word answer. Explain your choices.
FEB 15 - Finish reading Jonathon Livngston Seagull for Monday
FEB 14 - Complete the grid on Ends and Means and try to develop a working hypothesis as to when if ever the ends justify the means. Try to write a simple statement expressing your beliefs.
The ends justify the means if and only if . . .
It is acceptable to hurt or harm another person if ________ and ________.
- Run ons quiz tomorrow.
FEB 12 - Read Quitters Inc. Download Quitters Inc
FEB 8 - Due Tuesday: Poetry Response to "Pigeon Icarus." 200 words more or less. Double Spaced. Be sure to reflect on your first response and try to implement one significant change minimum.
Read some of JL Seagull
Pre quiz on run ons.
FEB 7 - QUIZ ON FRAGMENTS tomorrow.
FEB 6 - Gloss and analyze "Death Over Water." Submit your 200+ literary response to the question at the beginning of class tomorrow. Double spaced - no names. " Download DEATH OVER WATER by Elizabeth Rhett Woods
FEB 5 - Gloss and Summarize "Sadie and Maud" by Gwendolyn Brooks
JAN 31 - Due MONDAY. Sentence combining worksheet and POETIC DEVICES in "Girl at the Crossroads."
If you need to review the poetic terms, see my webswite.