Thursday, January 19, 2017

Homework for the Weekend - 19 January 2017

Everybody's readin' for the weekend...

English II:

Over the weekend I want you to read part two of "The Night Face Up" - I gave you a handout that has the story on it. As you read, take notes around the plot and the character. What is happening to the character as the story develops? What is happening in the story? Keep track of his dreams versus his waking life.

AP English III:

Over the weekend you'll be finishing up the reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior's "Letter from a Birmingham City Jail" - keep following up on the annotating and discussion we did today as you are reading through the second half. Hopefully, having the context from the Alabama clergymen helps you to make more sense of the points King is making and why he is making them.

Following that, you're going to take a look at Henry David Thoreau's "Where I Lived and What I Lived For" - the essay is available in 50 Essays and it's also at this link. As you read Thoreau, connect back to Transcendentalism as he is a clear disciple of Emerson. But also consider the way in which the ideas that King presents are similar to those of Thoreau.  Read and annotate closely. How is Thoreau making his point to you?  What is his point?

When you finish - make a list. What are the things in your life that are complicating your life? What would you want to do in order to "simplify, simplify, simplify" as Thoreau says? We'll have this discussion on Monday.

Lastly, don't forget that Monday is your last day of the quarter/semester. If you have any outstanding work, tests, missing grades in PowerSchool, then they need to be settled on MONDAY at the very latest!

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