Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Homework for 4/3 and 4/4

We are so close to Spring Break I can taste it in the air.  As I begin grading your final exams on the literature we've been studying and your research papers, here are your reminders before break.

AP English III:

You will not have any additional homework to complete for Thursday, so consider these to be your reminders for break.  First, you should spend a lot of time working on your motif projects.  Remember that there are three distinct elements of the motif project.  You need to complete all three of them thoroughly.  Also over break you should find yourself a copy of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.  This will serve as the cornerstone for our last unit on war and American society.  Feel free to start reading over break, but be aware that we will begin our actual study of the book on the 17th and 18th when we return from break.

English I:

Today you all had your first experience writing an in-class essay.  I hope that even if you found this experience difficult that you have learned from it.  Think about how prepared you would have felt at the beginning of the year versus now with this type of assignment.  I'll have these returned to you after we return from break.

Today I gave you your extra credit assignment for the fourth nine weeks.  Remember that this has two components - the project and the journal.  You may do one component or both, I would recommend doing both since you can keep the journal as you read and then use your entries to help complete the project at the end.  I would suggest that you choose your novel soon and begin reading over break.  The extra credit assignment will be due in the middle of May, giving all of you enough time to read your selected novel and complete your project.

That's all folks, enjoy your last few days!

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