Monday, March 31, 2014

AP English Assignment

All students are expected to complete the "Invisible Man Symbol Analysis" assignment. If you were in class it is due by the end of the day tomorrow. If you were not in class due to field trip or another reason, please see me to get the instructions or ask a classmate. 

Homework for A-Day Students: 3/31/2014

Welcome to the fourth and final nine weeks of the year!  Don't allow time to sneak up on you, remember that you actually have only seven weeks this quarter instead of nine because of final exams.

Russian I:

Today in class you should have completed the creation of your vocabulary guide, either using an online resource like Quizzlet or something more simple like vocabulary cards.  Regardless, be studying these new words every night.  You will have a quiz on Prepositional Case and the new vocabulary on 4/8 and 4/9 (B-day).  Prepare accordingly.  To help in your preparation, complete the worksheet on Prepositional Case.  In exercise B make sure to write out the sentence with the blanks filled in, don't just fill in the blanks.  In exercise Г try to answer the question logically about yourself.  If you can't change the verb, put the word in the parenthesis in the appropriate case.  Be sure to translate in this section.

AP English III:

Tonight you have a few things to accomplish.  First, if you didn't finish the symbol analysis in class please finish that tonight and turn it in to me tomorrow.  I want to have these graded before Wednesday's class as we'll need them to discuss the chapters.  Also, be aware that we will be discussing chapter sixteen thoroughly as well as the rest of chapter eighteen.  Read and annotate thoroughly to be ready for that seminar work.

Your final drafts of your research papers are due on 4/8.  I will go over on Wednesday what you will turn in on that day.  Be prepared to ask questions.  Also, be ready to go over formatting of the essay on Friday.  You may want to bring your laptop or iPad to do that work.

For this week, read to the end of chapter twenty-two in Invisible Man.  This is when he finally makes a change, pay close attention and use your motif charts well.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Powerschool Update!

Students -

At this point I have all grades in.  I've put in zeroes for missing work except in the case of major grades.  If you see anything missing you should get in touch with me ASAP.

Homework for the Weekend: 3/28/2014

I'm having a busy Friday since it's both the end of the grading period, a regular school day, and my teacher workday to do grades all at the same time.  Here's what you all need to accomplish this weekend:

Honors English II

This weekend you should finalize your outlines for your MGP paper.  Be sure to include the following in your outline:

  • an argument statement which identifies your topic (change), your position on the topic, and WHY you have this position.  The explanation of the WHY is particularly important.
  • quotations and paraphrases from all of your MGP texts
  • explanations with the quotations/paraphrases as to HOW they help you to prove your position on change.
As I said in class, treat me like I don't know anything (including basic human emotions) - if something is bad, tell me.  Don't assume!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homework for the Weekend: 3/27/2014

Russian I

You had your quarter exam today.  No homework this weekend, but get ready for the reality of fourth nine weeks which will include a lot more Russian speaking by me and you.

AP English III

This weekend your priority is to read the next major section of Invisible Man, chapters sixteen through nineteen.  These chapters will draw heavily on the motifs, so be sure to use your motif charts to help you organize and make sense of the chapters.  Here are your notes to consider as you go through each chapter:
  • Chapter 16:  speeches, Battle Royal imagery, conflict, Marxism, new versus old
  • Chapter 17:  time, Brother Tod Clifton, Brother Tarp, Ras the Exhorter, conflict, identity
  • Chapter 18:  conflict, Brother Tarp's chain, family, reality/fantasy, machines, trial
  • Chapter 19:  sex, violence, Trueblood's dream, manipulation, invisibility, freedom, Battle Royal, dream
Continue working on your drafts and essays.  The conferences have been going very well.  Remember to keep your draft from conferences as this is the only record of your grade for the fourth nine weeks.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/26/2014

Honors English II

I've been very impressed with the amount of work that all of you have done on these projects and the level of thought that I see reflected.  I am working hard to get everything graded and updated soon.  If you were absent today or for some other reason missed your chance to present, please get that taken care of by Friday.  You'll have to come in outside of class and settle your debts.

Furthermore, tonight I'd like for you to do a bit of thinking and writing about Kafka and "The Metamorphosis" - consider the overall question on your outline sheets.  What do you consider to be Kafka's argument in this text?  What is he trying to communicate to his audience?  How does he show both sides of the situation and then convince his readers of a final conclusion?

Consider this thoroughly as we'll be opening class on Friday reflecting on this idea.

ESL English III

No homework tonight!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Homework for A Day Students: 3/25/2014

AP English III

We are right in the swing of things with conferences.  Make sure to continue to develop your drafts and your arguments so that they show me what you're really writing this argumentative essay about.  Don't forget that this and next Friday are drop-in days for additional help.  No scheduling necessary, but you will need to wait if someone is ahead of you.

For tonight make sure to read "Just Walk on By:  Black Men and the Public Space" by Brent Staples.  It's in 50 Essays or available at this link.  Annotate heavily noting Staples' use of diction to create tone and how this furthers his argument.  Also consider the connections between this text and Invisible Man.  We will do work related to multiple choice on this text next class, so please read thoroughly.

For next week, be sure that you have read chapters sixteen through nineteen in Invisible Man.  I'll outline this for you in more detail next class.

Russian I

Next class you will have your quarterly exam.  Be sure that you have prepared yourselves thoroughly and are ready for vocabulary.  Don't forget that I have already given you the dialogue which you will hear on your test and the reading which you will also have.  The reading is in the accusative case exercises at the very end.  Read and prepare, practice the questions at the end of the text, and ask any questions.  Remember that this is a cumulative exam and over one quarter of it will cover old information.

Lastly, please use PowerSchool to make sure that you're not missing any work.  The quarter ends on Friday and I will need to finalize my grades that day.  Please talk to me if you're not sure.  Some of you are missing quizzes and this will torpedo your averages if I put in a zero for that work.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/24/2014

Honors English II

Tonight for homework your goal is to complete your Mutli-Genre Projects and your artist's statement for our presentations which will fall next class.  Remember that you will need to show all three pieces to the class; so find a way that you can do that.  Also you will need to give me your three products - my suggestion is to burn it to a disk or to use a flashdrive which you don't mind giving up for a few days.

For the artist statement there are a few things to make sure that you do:

  1. Make sure to emphasize why you have chosen the particular project for the text.  What has it allowed you to show about change in your text/texts?
  2. How does your piece express the idea of change in the text/texts?
  3. What are you trying to show overall about the idea of change across all of your pieces? This should appear in your "introduction".
  4. Also, consider that you will want to transition between the different products in your artist statement.  Don't just start and stop!
Lastly, remember to go through your notes from today's discussion and go back to your outlines.  If there are questions/tasks which you cannot complete, be sure to ask next time as I want next class to be our last day on Kafka.  And don't forget to bring in all of your textbooks.  I want to check those.

ESL English III

For those of you whom I told about make-up work, be sure to complete that Wednesday at lunch.  For most of you it's relatively minor.  Also, be sure that you continue reading The Kite Runner.  Try to make it to the end of page eighty-eight.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Russian I

Your Quarterly Exam will be held on Thursday and Friday! Not Tuesday/Wednesday I need us to finish the presentations and review a bit before the exam. I hope you all appreciate the extension. 

Homework for A-Day Students: 3/21/2014

AP English III

Over the weekend you need to complete the reading of chapters thirteen through fifteen of Invisible Man.  Use the notes and outlines that I gave you today in class to get through these chapters.  Also keep in mind that all of you have your rough drafts due on Monday for a completion check.  You will need to sign up for a conference at the same time.  Be sure that you accomplish these goals to prepare yourself for Tuesday.

Russian I

Your biggest concern this weekend is to prepare and study for your exam next class.  There are several grammar topics which you need to be able to do, they are listed for you here:

  • conjugate first and second conjugation verbs
  • distinguish between nominative, accusative, and prepositional case and use them appropriately
  • selecting the preposition B or HA appropriately
  • using adjectives versus adverbs
  • moving between singular and plural in the nominative
  • translating impersonal statements
  • information on our Soviet republics such as:  geographical location, language spoken, relationship with Russia today
Sample questions related to our Soviet republics would be things such as:  What language is spoken in this country?  Where is the country located (use a map)?  Which is the country's flag?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/20/2014

Honors English II

Tonight and/or over the weekend you need to complete your reading of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" - use the guide that I provided to you in class today and complete all questions or note taking tasks within the assignment.  Remember that you don't have to necessarily write down your answers, but you should be able to discuss all of those points on the guide.

Also, don't forget that Wednesday is your last day this quarter.  Our MGP projects will be due that day and you will present them.  Don't forget about your artist statement which will accompany the three pieces that you create.  Be sure to ask for help and ask questions as you are creating your products.  Further, continue to draft and revise your outline as the fourth quarter will begin with that essay.

ESL English III

I was very proud of all of you and your attitude during class.  Everyone was very serious and determined to do the work and that meant we got a lot done.  Excellent.  If you still need to complete and submit your project, please do that on Monday.  I will not take projects past that day.  Continue your reading.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Homework for A-Day Students: 3/19/2014

AP English III

I hope that today's class session on outlines help you all as you move forward into the drafting element of your work.  Please prepare yourself for the next due date which is March 24 - Monday.  On this day you will be expected to turn in your rough drafts.  Remember that rough drafts are required to be fifty percent complete - my recommendation is that you submit your introduction, at least two consecutive body paragraphs, and your conclusion.  On the 24th you will sign up for your draft conference.  Be sure to come early on the 24th for your choice of conference times.

For Invisible Man, you need to complete the following:  First, make sure to use the outline and guide that I gave you to complete and prepare chapters ten through twelve.  Secondly, be sure that by the 25th that you are to the end of chapter fifteen in Invisible Man.  I'll give you new motif charts on Friday to take you through the rest of the text.

Russian I

Next class you will have your Начало sheets collected as well as the homework on the accusative case.  Be sure that this is all complete.  Also, you will have your presentations on the former Soviet republics.  Please share or email me your presentation in advance of class beginning on Friday/Monday so that we can start the presentations quickly after class begins.

Furthermore, your quarter exam will now fall on the 25 and 26 of March.  Make sure that you are preparing yourself toward that exam.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

If this isn't the last snow day I'm going to kvetch

I already freaked out once this morning, especially because we just got the schedule back to normal.  Oh well, I'll grade and readjust; here's what all of you should take care of on your new day off.

All Students:

It's important to realize that the end of the quarter will still be next week.  Many of you due to being sick or absent for another reason, and then with all the missing school for snow days, have missing assignments which must be made up ASAP.  Wednesday will provide a good day to take care of these things before next week when my availability will be limited.

AP English III

Your rough drafts are still going to be due next week and we will begin conferencing.  Outlines were ready for pickup, but not everyone did.  If you have your outline, and even if you don't, you will want to begin drafting and writing.  Remember to continue refining your topics to be more fine and specific and to push the argument deeper.  What is the big reason why this issue is so important?  Why should I as your audience be invested in this topic?  That's what you want to prove to me.

Next class will now be Wednesday; have your reading complete to the end of chapter twelve so that we can begin that analysis work.  I guess you all weren't meant to take the ACT; I still recommend that a lot of you take that exam - just for another data point, I did better on it than the SAT.

ESL English III

Continue reading The Kite Runner and complete your comic strips if you have not already submitted that.  Also, some of you need to finish your Persepolis test.  Make sure to see me this week to take care of those exams.

Honors English II

We will see each other again on Thursday and have our discussion of Chapter II as well as some time to work on the Multi-Genre Project.  Today gives you a chance to finish your first two products as well as your reading of the third genre.  As you read, take notes using the essential questions.  Many of you will see that these essential questions can be used to organize and approach the argument to your essay and structure that argument.

As a benchmark, please have everything that you've completed for your essay outline to class on Thursday.  I will want to see these, especially your argument on change!

Honors and ESL Students - The final day for permission slips is Friday.  Please make sure that you have that turned in!

Russian I

Our next class together will focus on finishing the Accusative case and doing some listening activities to prepare for the exam coming next week.  The date of the exam is now the 25th and 26th.  You will still have the weekend to prepare, but it is coming a bit earlier.  Our presentations will fall on the 21st (A-day) and 24th (B-day).  Use the time today to work on your presentations, build your vocabulary skills, complete the exercises on the prepositional case, and listen to the news about Russia.

Olympiada Team - Please still plan to meet with me this week.  Friday is best because I want to see all of you as a whole group to talk about the weekend and the fact that we're traveling next week.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/17/2014

Honors English II

Tonight continue reading Kafka's "The Metamorphosis".  As you read, continue to take notes related to your essential questions and continue to note the motifs as they appear in your reading.  You should make it to the end of chapter two tonight.

Once you've finished the reading, respond to the following question using your knowledge of the text and your own personal opinion:

Both Oedipus and Gregor can be viewed as tragic characters because they are the victims of forces beyond their control; which of the two characters would you consider to be more tragic and pitiable?  Oedipus or Gregor?  Why?

Be sure to use references to the text and clear explanation to make your argument clear.  Don't forget that on Wednesday we will have time to work on the Multi-Genre Project and I will want to see what you've done on your outlines, so bring in what you need to bring in to be productive.

ESL English III

Continue moving forward in your reading of The Kite Runner.  If you did not have your comic strip today in class for presentation, be sure to have it next class for a late grade.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Homework for the Weekend - A Day Students: 3/14/2014

AP English III

Over the weekend you should spend your time preparing for the ACT on Tuesday as well as moving forward in your reading of Invisible Man.  In Invisible Man, you will need to be to the end of chapter twelve by Thursday's class.  Here are some places to pay attention:

  • Chapter Ten:  The paint factory is an important setting, notice Lucius Brockway, as well as the conflict between the union and Brockway.  Notice as well the importance of white/black color symbolism especially as it relates to the paint.
  • Chapter Eleven:  This is a difficult and confusing chapter.  You're in a hospital and the Invisible Man is going in and out of consciousness so his perspective is hard to follow.  Notice here the importance of the color white, the allusions to The Odyssey, as well as the creation of a new identity.  
  • Chapter Twelve:  This chapter is very short.  Pay attention to the character of Mary in this chapter as well as the idea of a new identity at play for the Invisible Man.
Lastly, remember that your outlines will be ready for pick-up on Monday.

Russian I:

Today I outlined for you all of the topics which will be on your quarterly exam which will fall on 3/26 and 3/27.  Please take the time this weekend to study and begin to prepare yourselves.  With the worksheet which I gave you, you cannot complete all of the exercises starred.  Attempt for now to do the work that you can do on adjectives, subject, possessive and demonstrative pronouns.  The best thing for you to do with the exercise packet is to focus on the story.  Practice your reading and comprehension as you will have something very similar on your exam.

On Tuesday you all will be with Mr. Belvin since I'll be administering the ACT.  I'll have something fun for you, don't worry, as well as a chance to review for your exam.  Don't forget that your projects on Soviet states are due on the 20 and 21 of March, so put in some work for those this weekend too.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/13/2014

Honors English II

Over the weekend you all have a few tasks to accomplish before our next class.  First, you need to complete the reading of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" to the end of chapter one.  As you are reading, be sure to refer to the Essential Questions in your Multi-Genre Assignment pack to help you consider and analyze Kafka's story.  Here are some other things to consider as you are reading:

  1. What is the setting of this story?  How could the setting be symbolic?
  2. How well does Gregor know himself?  How well can he control himself?
  3. How often does language related to prison or confinement appear?  Why this trend in the text?
  4. What makes Gregor angry?  Why?
  5. Develop each member of the family and his/her characterization.
  6. Where is there some humor in the story?  Consider the darkness of this humor as you read.
  7. What is the reaction once Gregor finally is seen by the family?
  8. How does the tone shift in chapter one?  What causes these shifts?
Furthermore, be sure that you are continuing to outline for your final essay on change, related to the Multi-Genre Project.  Remember that your products and your product reflection are due this nine weeks, the final essay will not be collected until the fourth nine weeks so that we have time to develop some great pieces of writing.

Lastly, don't forget your permission slips and money.  I need those on Monday!

ESL English III

Over the weekend you will want to finish the comic strip to go along with your personal story.  Make sure to follow the rules related to which colors you can or can't use in your art.  Remember to put all of the details of your story into the images that you are creating.  We will present these on Monday as we move forward into our study of The Kite Runner.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Homework for A-Day Students: 3/12/2014

AP English III

There are a lot of things for you all to accomplish over these next few days.  First, you have your research paper outlines due next class.  Remember that the key elements of this assignment are that I see your:

  • argument (DADS) thorough and complete
  • use of source material with parenthetical citation and bullets/sentences commenting on the source and its use in the argument
  • a full MLA works cited page for all source material, indicate non-print sources
  • the topics into which you have divided your argument
  • any questions for me 
Be sure to submit this tomorrow from 7:00 to 3:00 in your envelope with your original proposal.  Also, you will have reading to the end of chapter ten as well as your group teaching assignment.  The emphasis here is on the teaching assignment, not on chapter ten, if you don't finish, that's okay, but do move toward completion.

Furthermore, next week will be a bit special for us.  We'll only have class on Thursday due to the ACT make-up for the whole school on Tuesday.  To this end, aim to have chapters ten through twelve complete by Thursday, March 20.

Russian I

You have one more group of exercises to complete in order to finish your work and review on the PREPOSITIONAL CASE, after today, as I've said, you basically know all there is to know about the PC except for plurals.  We haven't done any plurals except in the NOMINATIVE CASE.  For tonight, complete the exercises noted in class for another completion check on Friday/Monday.  Also, be aware that you will only have half of next class in the library to work on your Soviet Republic project.  Work effectively with your partner to complete this work.  Presentations will fall on the 20th and 21st.  I look forward to this day.  Our quarter exam will fall on the 25th and 26th.  And we will spend time next week preparing and reviewing for this.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students: 3/11/2014

Russian I:

I hope that all of you enjoyed the festivities today during fourth period. Remember to complete your exercises on the prepositional case for a completion check and review next class. We'll also begin our research project on other former Soviet republics; look forward to that. 

Honors English II:

Today's workday should have been productive for all of you; I saw apt of reading and some drafts of products. Remember to review the instructions sheet thoroughly so you complete all of your assignments, as we reviewed in class there are five distinct parts. 

Spend tonight finishing your products, completing a draft of your product reflection, and begin drafting your outline. 

Next class will be finishing our reading of Oedipus the King and beginning "The Metamorphosis".

ESL English III:

I look forward to reading your reflections on today's class with Ms. T. Tonight you can continue reading The Kite Runner but be sure to spend some time on your comic strips. With last snow day the due date is now Monday. We'll have some time later this week to work on these in class. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Homework for A-Day Students: 3/10/2014

AP English III

Hopefully we're at the end of winter and we won't be missing any more days due to snow or weather.  With that being said, here are your reminders for tonight and really to take you through the week.

  • Next class you will have your assessment on Invisible Man.  Remember that you will have identifications (quotes/objects), a personal response related to a moment of the text which was challenging for you, and then finally an essay on a pattern which you have seen between these various African American authors (Baldwin, Lorde, Hurston, and Ellison).  However, you may choose to draw on another author (MLK, Twain, etc.) to develop this essay question as well.
  • On Friday your groups will present on your chapters.  Be sure that your group has a visual aspect to guide the conversation.  Also be sure that you get to the end of chapter ten by Friday's class.  The teaching will be used to launch into the next chapter under consideration.
  • Thursday your research outlines are due.  Make sure to follow all of the requirements which I gave you last class.  Turn in your proposal as well as your outline in the envelope on Thursday.  You will have until 3:00 PM and then it will be considered late.  You must turn in a hard copy, electronic copies will only be accepted with prior approval.
Russian I

Today was our Prepositional Case day!  Hooray for the Prepositional Case!  It's important to explain where things happen.  For tonight, you have seven exercises to complete using the prepositional case.  Be sure to use the charts within the pages so that you can develop your knowledge here.  Do the exercises on a separate sheet of paper and be ready for a completion check next class.  We will then review some of the exercises before we move on to our research projects on the former Soviet republics!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Another Snow Day. What the heck...

You're all at home again and I'm at school all lonely.  Here are some things to consider as you have this surprise three-day weekend.

All Students - Our next day at school will be an A-day.

AP English III:  You all should all be able to complete all reading and be caught up moving into Monday's class.  Remember to be to the end of chapter nine and to have all motif charts and annotations updated to this point as well.  In addition, I have met with Ms. Baker and we have adjusted the due dates of the Research Project.  Hopefully this is the last adjustment:

Outline Due:  March 13, 2014
Rough Draft Due:  March 24, 2014
Writing Conferences:  March 24 - April 2, 2014.  Only morning and lunch on 3/27.  
No conferences on 3/28.
Due Date:  April 9, 2014.  
Final Due Date:  April 10, 2014.  (Ten point deduction, lateness)

Be sure that you are moving to complete all of these deadlines.  Several of you have been speaking with me about your arguments.  Continue to ask questions to make this project come together easily for you.

Russian I:  Spend the weekend with your fundamentals.  We'll be beginning a review of cases before going on to our unit exam.  I'm planning that your Third Unit Exam will be held on 3/25 and 3/26.  We'll be reviewing a lot over the next two weeks to prepare!

Honors English II:  You will still have your quiz next class, so be sure that you're getting ready for it.  Also, you will still have your MGP project workshop.  I hope that all of you are reading over this time and taking good notes.  On Tuesday, you will need to work on a project, you should not be reading but being productive.

ESL English III:  This day off gives all of you a chance to be working on your visual projects.  Remember to focus on the characters.  Their faces, their expressions, to indicate how people are feeling and the general tone of the piece.  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.  Remember our due date of March 17, 2014.  

Also - ESL and Honors Students - Don't forget that I can start accepting money for the Holocaust Memorial Trip on Monday.  Remember to give part or all of the cost to reserve your spot on the bus!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

B-Day Student Homework and Reminders - 3/6/2014

Honors English II

On Monday, or whenever I see you next, you will have your quiz on Sophocles, Tacitus and vocabulary.  Remember that this quiz will look at knowledge related to the text as well as knowledge of the vocabulary.  If you have been paying attention in class with Oedipus the King and have taken good notes during our discussion you should do just fine.  Just be aware that this quiz is more than simply vocabulary.

Additionally, we will have our first workday for the Multi-Genre Project next class.  Many of you will want to work on your first product either on your choice genre or on Oedipus the King.  No matter what you will be doing during our workshop, make sure that you have brought what you need to do.

ESL English III

You comic strips which will go along with your personal memoir will be due on Friday, March 14th.  You need to begin to divide your story into frames and translate it from all words to visuals and words.  Make sure to use the instruction sheet to help you as you make this into a visual of what has happened to you in your life.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The A-day That Shouldn't - 3/5/2014

Today we had a class day that we shouldn't have had, but that's okay.  I was still able to make it productive for all of us.  Here are your A-day reminders for tonight:

AP English III

Tonight you have several goals to meet as we move toward the weekend.  First, you need to be to the end of chapter nine in Invisible Man by Friday.  Do not procrastinate in your reading or fall behind, doing so will begin to make things very difficult for you.  On Friday you will be placed in groups which will be tasked with teaching the different chapters.  Take good annotations so that you are prepared for this work.

Furthermore don't forget that you have your research paper outlines due on 3/13; these need to reflect all of your research and development of your argument.  Be sure that your full bibliography is attached.

Lastly, you will have your first assessment on Invisible Man on 3/11 - it will cover the Prologue to the end of Chapter Nine.  Prepare yourselves!

Russian I

Today you took your quiz so you have no required homework tonight.  However, you should spend some time studying your fundamentals of Russian (cases, declensions, and conjugations) as we will spend the next few classes focusing on these elements.

Also, start speaking to your parents now about our trip next summer.  Remember that the earlier your lock in and confirm that you will be coming, the lower your overall price!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Another Snow Day!

I thought this winter was done, and now here we are with another snow day.  Announcements about the ACT for Juniors and other school wide activities will be pending, the ACT will likely need to be rescheduled for the whole state, so it may take some time to get that put together.  Our next day at school will be an A-day.  All students should prepare for that.

Russian I students, you will still have your quiz.  AP English III students - try to make it to the end of chapter nine, we will likely have a regular class next time while the powers that be decide what to do with the ACT.

English II and ESL English III students should prepare for their next day.  Sophomores, you have reading to do - I hope that many of you are taking this time to put in some planning or work on your long-term projects!  Good thing I told you to bring your books home.  English III students, remember that you have a test on Persepolis next class.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Homework for B-Day Students

Honors English II

Today I gave you quite the project.  The multi-genre project will require a lot of time and effort from all of you but it is something that I know you can accomplish.  Follow the guidelines I gave you today in class as well as the timeline.  You've all taken your textbooks home, so you can begin to prepare and make selections now for what you will be studying in this project.

Tonight for homework, you need to continue reading Oedipus the King.  Read "Part Ten" which will take us to the blinding of Oedipus.  Stop there and complete your notes, including the how/why portion of these notes.  In addition, don't forget that you have a quiz on Friday which will cover Tacitus, Sophocles, and vocabulary.  Make sure that you're preparing!

ESL English III

Next class you will have your final exam on Persepolis.  Use this time to organize your notes and prepare.  Remember that we will take A lunch on the day of our test.