Monday, December 19, 2016

Homework for B Day Students - 19 December

AP English III

Happy Monday!  Tonight you have two things to do, and one of them is right here.  First, read Act IV of The Crucible.  As you read, finish the tracking of your character and consider the end of the play. Is it satisfying?  How does it finish the allegory?  In what ways is symbolism used at the end?

Also, please post a comment to this post which states which play you've chosen for your project as well as a reason why.  Your comment may not show up immediately, but that's okay.  You should start reading for your Drama Project.

English II

For homework tonight you should do one of the following tasks.  First, you can choose to work on your hero narrative.  Keep putting together your rough draft and make sure that you've finished the planning sheet as well as the paragraph in your journals.  You should finish the rough draft so that we can start putting together the final draft soon.

The second thing that you can work on is your essay revisions.  You received back your final drafts with feedback.  If you would like to, you can work on these further in order to earn back points and make your writing even stronger.

15 comments:

ESME WHEELER said...

I chose A Streetcar Named Desire for my play because of the description that Mr. Miller gave in class as well as the synopsis on the back that described "an immortal woman in the character of Blanche DuBois" and I thought it would be interesting to read about her and analyze one of her monologues.

Esmé Wheeler

Shanya Hayes said...

I chose the play "A Raisin In the Sun". I decided to pick this play because I saw two movies made based off of this play and I really enjoyed it. I wanted to see the differences within the play and movie but also, I know I like the movie. Reading the play will be interesting.

Madeleine Yancy said...

I chose "The Glass Menagerie" for my play because I have heard good things about Tennessee Williams as a writer, and I also liked the premise of the book. I flipped through the book and saw a couple good monologues I might want to do so that was another reason as well.

Kelechi Eze said...

I chose the book "The night Thoreau spent in jail" because of the summary that Mr. Miller gave to the class. Another reason was because I've heard a lot of good things about the authors and thought it would be interesting to do my monologue from this book.

Kaylee Deardorff said...

I chose "A Raisin in the Sun" for my play as I know it will help with our future study of the Harlem Renaissance era. The play is about an African American family, and I am interested in gaining insights into their lived experiences. Given the divisions in this country, I think it is incredibly important to seek to understand perspectives different than my own. I also recently learned that this is the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.

Thien Nguyen said...

Me an Aaron Pankey chose Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" as the play for our project because we wanted to do something dramatic together. Shakespeare usually incorporates dramatic monologues in his plays, and when we looked through it we found two of them by two characters we really liked. We also thought that it would be entertaining and attention-grabbing to perform back to back, not just to give a long speech.

Holly Lockhead said...

I chose “A Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams for my play. I am interested in Williams style as a writer and persistent themes of women in plays. Also, I think the dynamic between the mother and daughter as pertaining to the plot will be entertaining, as well as an easy setup for powerful monologues.

Jared Halverson said...

I chose "The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail" because of the themes of freedom and imprisonment described by Mr. Miller. These themes are interesting to me especially within current events where things such as mass incarceration have become a more addressed topic. At first glance, there also seemed to be more monologues available. I was also kinda rushed.

Abigail Thoma said...

I chose "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams for my play. I have heard great things for Williams as a writer and I believe that the conflict between characters will lead to a powerful monologue.

Teemer Barry said...

Othello, I've read it before and it's good

Jacob Miller said...

I chose "Twelve Angry Men" (by Reginald Rose) because I watched the movie, and I hoped that the play version would be more interesting. I also remembered that many of the characters had their own moments of monologue explaining their point of view and opinions on the case.

Alanna A. said...

For my project I decided to recite a monologue from the play 'Merchant in Venice' by Shakespeare. I decided to do this play because while looking for a play I came upon a monologue from one of it's characters which I found to be very beautiful. I really enjoy poetry, especially romantic poetry so when I originally read the monologue, it spoke to me.

Amanda Lee said...

I chose to read "Twelve Angry Men" because the way that my classmates talked about it made it seem very interesting, and I have recently been interested in the inner workings of the American Judicial system.

Unknown said...

I chose "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose because I understand how contraversial a jury deliberation could be. Due to the differences in perspectives there will most definitely be a large scale of arguments by the jurors which I believe will be a good read.
-Rahat Jalil

Rabiya Ansari said...

I chose to read 12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose because I am very interested in the judicial system,and have heard a lot of great things about this book. My English teachers in the past have recommended me to read it, and this would be a great opportunity. I

Rabiya Ansari