Monday, November 30, 2009

Homework for 11/30

English III:

Your homework for tonight is to read Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." The story can be found on page 460 in your textbook. As you read, keep note of the way that Twain uses different comedic devices in the story to help make the story richer.

We will discuss the important elements of this story tomorrow in class.

English I:

Your homework for tonight is to finish your reading of chapter eleven of A Separate Peace. If you've already finished your reading, you should spend a lot of your time tonight working on your outlines. Your outline is due to the box on Friday morning for A-day and Monday morning for B-day. If you need help on your outline, please see me!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Homework for English I and III


Your homework for tonight is to study for your quiz on chapters six through ten. Remember your last quiz - it will be very similar to that one in format. In addition to studying, you will need to read chapter eleven and complete your dialectical notebook entries.


All of you need to be finished with your reading by the end of the week when we get back from Thanksgiving. We will be working really hard when we get back from break as you all need to write your lesson plans and your research papers. It's going to be a lot - but I know that you can do it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homework - 11/19

English III -

Today we went over the idea of historical context and what that means. Tomorrow we will be spending the period in the library doing research for our long term projects. Be prepared to work hard.

English I -

Your homework for tonight is to read chapter ten and complete your dialectical notebook assignment. Also, I went over a lot of information today about thesis writing. This would be a great time, as you read, to think about the thesis that you are forming for this novel. You may need to alter or reconsider your thesis as you continue to read.

Let me know if you're having any problems or concerns!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

English III Homework - 11/18

Tonight for homework you should spend your time preparing for your quiz tomorrow on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. You should be able to comment on their style, literary devices apparent in their work, and the meaning of the work. You will be presented with two poems by these authors that you have never seen before. You will need to do a cold analysis of these two poems. Look at our discussions up to this point to aid you.

Also - I hope that you enjoyed the scavenger hunt today. Leave questions here if you need to ask. Also, don't forget that your final drafts of your poems are due tomorrow. Please submit your rough and final drafts together.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

English I Homework 11/17 and 11/18

Your homework for tonight is to read chapter nine of A Separate Peace. There is a HUGE unexpected plot twist in chapter nine that will really throw you for a loop. You may want to continue reading chapter ten to get a resolution - that's fine. But you can't talk about chapter ten until the class gets there.

Don't forget your dialectical notebook entry for chapter nine as well.

English III - 11/17

Today in class we covered a lot of information about our newest poet - Emily Dickinson. We talked a lot about her biography and different elements of her style that impact the meaning of her poetry. I would highly recommend that you spend time reviewing Dickinson and the information on Whitman - you will have a quiz on Thursday on these two poets.

Tomorrow we're going to do a poetry review through a scavenger hunt. It should be a pretty fun activity.

See you tomorrow morning!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Homework for 11/13

English III

Your homework is to complete your rough draft of your poetic memoir. Bring this draft with you to class on Monday - we will do a draft workshop on this day.

English I

Your homework is to read chapter eight of A Separate Peace and complete your dialectical notebook entries. Chapter eight is pretty long - you should split this up over the weekend in order to get the chapter done.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homework for all classes - 11/10

English III:

Remember that while we're studying poetry for the next few classes you won't have any "homework" - but you do have a lot to work on. You need to keep up with the reading of your novel outside of class. Remember that your goal is to finish your novel by the first week of December. This will make life a lot easier for you as we will begin studying our last novel of the year - The Great Gatsby - around that time.

English I:

Tonight you need to read chapter seven of A Separate Peace. In addition, you will need to prepare for a check on your dialectical notebooks for chapters four, six, and seven. Honors students should have six entries (two per chapter) and standard students should have three entries (one per chapter).

Friday, November 6, 2009

English I Homework


Your homework for tonight is to read chapter six of A Separate Peace and complete your dialectical notebook entries. You may be running out of space on your worksheet and will need to attach a separate sheet of paper.

In addition to your reading you will need to be ready to hand in your final draft of your Reminiscience assignment. Bring your rough draft, peer editing checklist, and final draft to class with you for collection. Be sure that you have all of the pieces that you need.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

English III

On Monday you're going to have your exam on Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothic literature. I went over what you need to study in class today. Here's a reminder:

Opening notes on the literary periods/movements
Longfellow's "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" and "Cross of Snow"
Bryant's "Thanatopsis"
Emerson's "Nature" and "Self-Reliance"
Thoreau's "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience"
Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil"

Also, you'll have an essay about Transcendentalism. Study hard, ask questions if you have them!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homework for 11/4

English III:

Tonight you need to finish reading the story "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Complete the worksheet as well. Hawthorne is pretty dense, focus on understanding the main events of the story and answering the questions that you see on your worksheet. Remember that I will no longer accept late homework assignments. If you need help, ask.

English I:

Your homework is to study for your quiz on chapters one through five of A Separate Peace. There's a lot of information on this test on literary devices, your notes on bildungsromans, and the information on the events of the chapters. Study hard!

Also - you can continue to get ahead on your reading if you would like.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

English I Homework - 10/2 and 10/3

For homework you need to read chapter five of A Separate Peace. In addition, complete the worksheet that I gave you to go with the chapter. You don't have to complete a dialectical notebook entry, just answer the worksheet. Bring the worksheets to class, don't put them in the box.

Homework for English III 11/3

Today we did a lot of Thoreau - I know he's dense. But there's some interesting things going on in there. Tonight, you need to finish reading Thoreau's "Civil Disobediance." There is about a page and a half left for you to read on your own.

After you finish that, you will need to complete the reading by Ghandi or MLK. Number ones will read Ghandi, number twos will read King. After you finish reading, consider question five. You don't need to write anything - but it will be really helpful as your group prepares for an in-class debate.

Ok - I think that's it. Enjoy Thoreau!

PS - You have a test coming up soon. We will review in class on Thursday.