Thursday, November 14, 2013

Homework for B-Day Students - 11/14/13

Honors English II

This weekend you will begin reading our next major text, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.  I'm very excited to study this text with you as I'm a bit of a comic book nerd.  Over the weekend you need to read the "Introduction" found before the story begins, as well as the chapters called "The Veil" and "The Bicycle".  While you're reading these chapters I really want you to focus on the main characters.  You should take notes on the key characters and their traits as well as any key scenes or moments involving the characters.

In addition, you may want to consider the ideas we discussed today with Allende in her piece "Writing as an Act of Hope."  How do we see that Satrapi is doing what Allende discussed?  There are a lot of commonalities between these two writers which I look forward to discovering with you all.

ESL English III

This weekend you should review your notes on chapters one through seven on Number the Stars.  I think it would be especially important for you to focus on the patterns and the topics we've spent several days discussing.  Next class we will read and discuss chapter eight and hopefully finish The Boy in the Striped Pajamas before preparing for our test.  The test will be on Wednesday the 20th.

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