This snow day couldn't come at a better time. We've already got the day off tomorrow so we don't have to worry about making up the time. Hopefully it snows enough that the hill on the road up the block from my house will get good and icy for sledding. If not, I'll just have to enjoy being here tomorrow finishing up some work. Here are your reminders for the weekend or Tuesday night before you come back in on Wednesday/Thursday.
AP English IV
This weekend you need to read Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People" from your Perrine books. As you read, always annotate. Pay especial attention to O'Connor's use of religion, grotesque, and irony. Also, be sure to pay attention to the narrator as well as the characters within the story.
After you finish reading you are going to complete a 1Q1P assignment based on the story. You need to select a sentence from the story which is anywhere from ten to thirty-five words long. Write that sentence at the top of your page and then below present a full reading of that quotation. Wring every bit of meaning out of all of the parts of the quotation. Leave no comma unturned! This is a great activity to prepare you for larger analysis type assignments which we will begin to approach this nine weeks.
AP English III
Over the weekend you have some reading to do for me. First, read Arthur Miller's article entitled "Why I Wrote The Crucible" - remember that the copy I gave you is edited to avoid giving away plot points, if you read a different version of the article, be sure not to give away major plot moments. Also, you need to begin reading Act I of The Crucible. I'd like for you to read to the entrance of Rev. Hale of Beverly.
As always, annotate everything highly. We're venturing into a new foray studying drama, but I think it's going to be great fun.
Over the weekend you all don't have any homework to complete for me. However, I would invite you to continue the process of reflection we started in class due to the fact that you all have a very important goal to reach this year and some of you are falling short. Remember, I'm here to help if you need it.
Your homework will be posted on Tuesday after our class.
Happy end of the first semester everyone! Come back energized to begin the long slog to summer vacation!