AP English III
The most important thing on your radar right now is the mural completion and presentation which will happen on Friday. Remember that in advance of Friday's class you want to have a good idea of what your mural will show and how it will answer the question of Ellison's purpose through the motifs that you are studying. Consider how you will use language from the text and imagery to communicate your message. Also, think about the organization of your mural as you plan and conceive your overall work. I will check blogs one last time on Friday and will collect one motif chart from the group.
For next class you need to prepare for our first day on The Crucible. Please read Miller's "Why I Wrote The Crucible" - I gave you an excerpted version of this. Consider his purpose in writing the play - be able to answer the question in the article title. As well, make sure that you look up any political allusions in this piece. You will want to be very familiar with the politics of the 1950's. Additionally, please read the introduction to Act I in The Crucible. This consists of everything before the dialogue begins.
For next class you should complete the viewing guide questions we reviewed today in class from watching Hotel Rwanda as well as the work at the end of the viewing guide related to your final body paragraph for your essays. Make sure that your previous rough draft has been revised so that we can finish our essays next week by adding the last body paragraph on Hotel Rwanda.
You will want to be studying your vocabulary for our African literature unit - there will be a final major quiz on this soon, once we finish Hotel Rwanda we will move on to our final unit of the year.