Monday, April 23, 2012

Homework for 4/23 and 4/24

Let's just get right to the business.

AP English III:

Tonight for homework I'd like for you to read two things.  From The Things They Carried, I'd like for you to read our next major story "How to Tell a True War Story" - continue to annotate heavily and notice how O'Brien is continuing to develop his characters, motifs, and specific themes.  This is an especially interesting story to consider when thinking about our big issue of truth and honesty in a memoir.

I'd also like for you to read George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant."  That essay is found in 50 Essays or at this link.  As you read this, consider the idea of obligation and duty especially as we began discussing this idea today in our discussion of "On the Rainy River."  How is Orwell like O'Brien here?  How is their choice similar?

English I:

Tonight for homework I'd like for you to make some more entries in your extra credit reading journals.  You are going to select either question six or seven, question eight or nine, and question ten to answer.  Notice that you will answer three questions here.  Make sure you pay attention to the details in the assignment as it's given to you.

Furthermore, I'd like for you to begin to prepare for your quiz that is coming this next Friday/Monday.  Your assessments on Friday/Monday will cover Wordskills unit two and also the four poems that we've been studying this week.  Please make sure that you're well prepared and that you've studied hard.  I'll be giving out a review sheet for the vocabulary exam on Wednesday/Thursday in order to help you prepare. 

As always, if you have questions, please ask!

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