Monday, March 28, 2011

Assignments for March 28 - April 1, 2011

Pre-AP English I -

  • Discuss expectations for the independent reading project

  • Introduce Elizabethan/Renaissance theater

  • Learn about Shakespeare's background and writings

  • Complete background test

Dual Credit 1302 -

  • Discuss expectations for the Scarlet Letter novel project

  • Prepare poetry explication lessons regarding Dickinson, Frost, Hughes, and Plath

  • Begin presenting poetry lessons on Friday

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Assignments for March 21 - 25, 2011

This is the last week of this nine-weeks term.
I will probably be absent on Friday.
All grade/late work concerns need to be handled before then.
Pre-AP English I -
  • Discuss Animal Farm as an allegory
  • Review persuasive appeals in Animal Farm
  • Nine-weeks exam on Thursday
  • Pamphlets due by Wednesday
  • Coming up: Romeo & Juliet

Dual Credit 1302 -

  • Introduction to library databases on Monday
  • Review literary analysis paragraphs in class on Tuesday
  • Discussion of poems in first three chapters of poetry unit
  • Remember: Research topics must be approved prior to starting research. Unapproved topics will earn a 0 on the research paper. Get topics in quickly!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Assignments for March 7 - 11, 2011

**Because I will be in a parent conference, there will be no tutoring Monday after school.

***It has not yet certain whether or not I will be in school on Thursday. Please check with me Wednesday to find out if I will be in school for tutoring on Thursday.

Pre-AP English I -

  • Students will finish reading Animal Farm, 2 chapters per evening
  • Reading check quizzes will be administered daily
  • Students will begin preparing and publishing an objective newspaper article and a persuasive pamphlet in response to portions of Animal Farm
  • Students will note and discuss propaganda techniques illustrated through Animal Farm
  • Students will work on grammatical elements commonly found in the research papers

Dual Credit 1302

  • Students will discuss the research process, focusing on the annotated bibliography and noted and source cards
  • Students should independently read chapters 32-36 in the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers
  • Students will discuss the different types of plagiarism and how to avoid them
  • Students will begin explicating poems in class