Blocks 2 & 5- Honors World Literature
This Week's Slideshow
What We Did In Class Today...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
For Thursday: Reflecting on Randy's bedroom walls, think about what you would paint on your bedroom walls given the opportunity. What would you include? Pictures? Lyrics? Mementos? Specific colors? Choose 5 different items and explain their significance to you. At least one whole page in length!
For Friday: Study! Quiz on The Last Lecture
For Monday: Notebook for English class only
For Friday: Study! Quiz on The Last Lecture, One page response to the following prompt: Write a one page reflection on this quote and include Randy’s thoughts as well as your own. Cite from The Last Lecture in your writing. Be specific and detailed. "Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet one of the most powerful things human can do for each other."
For Monday: Notebook for English class only
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Monday, November 3, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, January 5, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For Tuesday: Read Act I Scenes i and ii for tomorrow; note take and write all over packet!
For Tuesday: Answer the following prompt in your journal: Why do you think Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story? How does Horatio’s role in Hamlet’s life differ from that of other characters in the play? Write one whole page and cite three pieces of textual evidence to support your response.
For Thursday: Prepare your study guides for your group to share with the class tomorrow. Each group is responsible for the entire act!
For Friday: Students are to submit their study guides to me electronically no later than midnight tonight. If students are creating hard copy versions, they must get their versions to me by 8:00 AM on Friday morning.
For Monday: Study for unit exam on "Hamlet" and prepare all journals for submission.
For Monday: Students will complete their rough draft and outline of their thesis papers for
Note: Any students with unexcused absences from Friday must have their thesis paper ready for submission on Monday, November 24.
For Tuesday: Take notes on the "Antigone" presentation.
For Wednesday: Complete vocabulary worksheet with definitions and sample sentences.
For Thursday: Define vocabulary terms on list 1 for "Antigone" and create sample sentences for each of the terms.
For Friday: Compose your own creative writing story using the 10 vocabulary terms that we went over in class. The first sentence of your story should be as follows: It was the best day ever; Sister Patrice gave us the day off of school. Note: make sure that you are using the vocabulary terms in the same part of speech that we identified in class!
For Tuesday: Students should begin to review their notes for their coming midterm exam. Study! Midterm exam on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
For Wednesday: Study for exam and prepare study guide for Wednesday.
For Thursday: Students are to complete Journal 20 as well as continue reading "Antigone" and "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience."
Homework over Spring Break: Finish reading ALL of Circle 8 of Dante's Inferno up to Canto XXX. Make sure to reference the maps that you've created for Lower Hell as well as the handouts that I've prepared for you.
Homework for Thursday 4/16: Complete Journal #32 for tomorrow's class: In Circle 8 Bolgia 4, Dante encounters the Fortune Tellers and Diviners. These people committed simple fraud by trying to foresee the future. In modern times, we see this similarly in astrology, and even in a stretch, in fiduciary marketing and advice given by financiers about futures and stocks. Compare and contrast these sinners in the text with contemporary versions and discuss if they commit the same type of sin, and if their sins are justified. Give examples of people in contemporary society who may also commit this type of fraud. At least 3 pieces of evidence from the text; you may use the handout provided 2 full pages long.
Homework for Friday 4/17: Read and annotate the "Recapping Dante" worksheets on Cantos 26, 27; Read and review Circle 8 Bolgias 9 and 10.
Homework for Monday 4/20: Read and annotate Circle 8 Bolgia 10, and Circle 9 Layers 1 and 2. Illustrate Circle 9 Layers 1 and 2 (Caina and Antenora)
Homework for Tuesday 4/21: Read annotate Circle 9 Layers 3 and 4 and finish the text. Illustrate Layers 3 and 4 (Ptolomea and Judecca.) Write down the punishments of the giants and how they arrived to this geographical location. Be specific and cite textual evidence from "Inferno."
Homework for Wednesday 4/22: Finish the text and reread the last Canto to fully understand how Dante and Virgil get out of the Inferno. Refer to the Discussion Guide and class presentation.
Homework for Thursday 4/23: Start to organize your notes for the exam on "Inferno." Study during advisory!
Journal #36: Reflecting on Dante's "Inferno," consider the path and the overall journey that Dante takes. Do you personally believe that Virgil has been a good guide to Dante? Even thought "Inferno" is followed by 2 other pieces of literature, do you think it suffices as means to lead readers to the of righteousness? Be honest and fair in your evaluation of the criticism you proffer Would you recommend this text to someone? One whole page.