Monday, March 20, 2017

Homework for B-Day Students: 20 March 2017

We are now in the final week of the quarter. It's important that you work to meet your deadlines this week as I will finalize all grades on Friday afternoon. Also, Ms. Barber's last day with us is Thursday. So any work to her needs to be submitted on Wednesday.

AP English III:

Tonight for homework you have a really fun piece to read - "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato. Like Cher or Madonna, Plato is so famous he only needs one name. The piece is written as a philosophical dialogue between a teacher and a student - this structure is a key means by which you should navigate the text, notice the paragraph breaks. Everything in the piece is meant to be symbolic; it's important that you think critically as you read to connect the dots from the allegory to the real world. Remember that Plato was most concerned with what things really are, the truth of them.

I've also found visuals to be helpful with working through Plato. This animation from YouTube really helps. I'd read and watch the cartoon at the same time.

Read and annotate fully. Ask questions and prepare for a meaty seminar on Wednesday. This reading sets us up clearly for the next section of Invisible Man which is due on Friday (Chapters Twenty to Twenty-Two). Make sure that your blogs are updated by the end of the day on Friday.

Lastly, it is highly important that you make your writing conference this week and finalize all of your research paper documents. Please check your PowerSchool account regularly to make sure that your grade is reflective of the work that you have updated and submitted.

English II:

Today in class we started our final mini-research project as part of our Greek Theatre and Culture unit. The assignment and workspace can be found on Google Classroom. We also took our test on the first half of Oedipus the King

It is highly important that you make sure that all of your work is turned in. Especially make sure you've completed the:
  • Greek Gods and Monsters Project (on Google Classroom)
  • The paragraph about the purpose of irony or blindness in Oedipus the King
  • The Character Mask Assignment
  • The Dinner Party Assignment
If you are unsure what these are or need instructions, please let me or Ms. Barber know ASAP.

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