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.

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