Friday, April 22, 2011

Assignments for April 25 - 29, 2011

Students will be taking the TAKS test this week. Freshmen will test Thursday and Friday; juniors will test Wednesday - Friday. The school schedule will change only for Thursday and Friday. Please refer to the EHS main site for more information regarding schedule changes.

My hall duty this week will be on Tuesday morning. I will not be available before school either Monday or Tuesday morning for tutoring.

Pre-AP English I -

  • Read and discuss Act II of Romeo & Juliet

  • Independent reading style analysis assignment due Monday, April 25th

  • View Acts I and II of the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli version of Romeo & Juliet

  • Independent reading one-pager due Friday, April 29th

Dual Credit 1302 -

  • Students should have scheduled research paper conferences already.

  • We will continue working with research papers and annotated bibliographies this week.

  • TAKS testing Wednesday - Friday. Do your best!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Assignments for April 18 - 22, 2011

No tutoring on Monday, April 18th due to an after-school meeting.
Pre-AP English I -

  • Complete Act I readings and study questions

  • Test covering Act I

  • Begin reading Act II

  • Homage to Shakespeare this Friday--Projects due on that date (see assignment page distributed in class)

  • Independent style analysis project moved to Monday, April 25th (see examples distributed in class)

Dual Credit 1302 -

  • View part I of Oedipus

  • The Scarlet Letter critical scholarly article discussion

  • All research sources due IN CLASS on Wednesday, April 20th

  • Research paper conferences must be scheduled for April 19th - May 2nd (remember, 9th-grade tutoring takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons)

  • Revise annotated bibliography

  • Revise poetry explications

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Focu Poems for Dual Credit Poetry Test

"Eagle Poem" (638) "A Work of Artifice" (785) "The Bells" (870)" "The Geese" (957) "A Noiseless Patient Spider" (972) "I Hear America Singing" (1191)

Friday, April 8, 2011

For the Week of April 4 - 8, 2011

I'm sorry the blog is not updated this week. As many of you already know, it was blocked by our district technology office for some reason. I've just discovered that it is now back up and running. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused any of you, but this technical difficulty was beyond my control.

Pre-AP English I-

  • Students completed the STAAR test on Monday and Tuesday

  • Review of Shakespeare's background information (Renaissance England, Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Elizabethan theater)

  • First summative exam administered on Friday, April 8th

  • Reminder: Shakespeare's birthday project, April 22nd

  • Independent reading stylistic analysis due April 22nd

Dual Credit 1302

  • Students worked on and presented poetry explication lessons in class

  • Annotated bibliographies due Friday, April 8th

  • Reminder: The Scarlet Letter article discussions are on April 18th

  • Research Paper Draft Conferences: April 18th - May 2nd

  • Final Research Paper: May 13th

  • The Scarlet Letter project: May 7th