Friday, October 20, 2017

English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Monday
  • Read "The Way up to Heaven" and answer these questions:
    • 1. Describe the two main characters of the story and the story’s setting.
    • 2. What happens to Mr. Foster at the end of the story? Explain!
    • 3. Why is it so important that the servants are sent on holidays?
    • 4. What is ironic or unexpected about Mr. Foster’s demise (i.e. death)? (Think about Mrs. Foster’s personality.)
    • 5. Has Mrs. Foster committed a crime? Why or why not?
    • BONUS: 
    • 6. Explain one hint in the middle of the story (i.e. a foreshadow) that gives us a clue about the ending.
  • Did you finish the capitalization test today?
  • Complete the following essay for Wednesday, Oct. 18:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered adults, children or something in between?
    • Don't forget to include a cover page!


Communications 12 Block 3
Homework for Monday
  • Read "The Way Up To Heaven" and finish questions #1 and 2.
  • Did you write the capitalization test?
  • Read "The Sniper" and complete questions 2,3,4 and 6 on p. 218. 


English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Read Joan Didion's essay on the cathedral in San Salvador and finish the following questions. Don't have a essay booklet? Come see me!
    • 1. What do we learn about the Central American country of El Salvador and its capital city, San Salvador, of the 1980’s? Explain with examples. (3)
    • 2. What mistake does Didion make regarding her comment about spending time in church? (2)
    • 3. What is the condition of the Metropolitan Cathedral? Why is it in this condition? (4)
    • 4. Why do you think Didion is happy that so many people dislike the condition of the cathedral? (2) [This is a challenge!]
    • 5. In which ways is this a descriptive essay? Be specific. (3)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Wednesday
  • Read "The Way up to Heaven" and answer these questions:
    • 1. Describe the two main characters of the story and the story’s setting.
    • 2. What happens to Mr. Foster at the end of the story? Explain!
    • 3. Why is it so important that the servants are sent on holidays?
    • 4. What is ironic or unexpected about Mr. Foster’s demise (i.e. death)? (Think about Mrs. Foster’s personality.)
    • 5. Has Mrs. Foster committed a crime? Why or why not?
    • BONUS: 
    • 6. Explain one hint in the middle of the story (i.e. a foreshadow) that gives us a clue about the ending.
  • Did you finish the capitalization test today?
  • Complete the following essay for Wednesday, Oct. 18:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered adults, children or something in between?
    • Don't forget to include a cover page!

Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
  • Read "The Way Up To Heaven" and finish questions #1 and 2.
  • Be ready for the capitalization test on Monday.
  • Read "The Sniper" and complete questions 2,3,4 and 6 on p. 218. 
  • Read "The Bracelet" and complete the following questions:
    • 1. Theme: It is commonly believed that physical “things” are not necessary to remember the people and places we love. How does that belief relate to the ending of “The Bracelet”? (3)
    • 2. Who is the protagonist of the story? Explain why using your notes. (2)
    • 3. A symbol is an item that stands for a larger idea. What do you think the bracelet stands for? This is an open-ended question. (2)
    • 4. Explain one type of conflict in this story. Use your notes if necessary. (3)
  • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
  • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Read Joan Didion's essay on the cathedral in San Salvador and finish the following questions. Don't have a essay booklet? Come see me!
    • 1. What do we learn about the Central American country of El Salvador and its capital city, San Salvador, of the 1980’s? Explain with examples. (3)
    • 2. What mistake does Didion make regarding her comment about spending time in church? (2)
    • 3. What is the condition of the Metropolitan Cathedral? Why is it in this condition? (4)
    • 4. Why do you think Didion is happy that so many people dislike the condition of the cathedral? (2) [This is a challenge!]
    • 5. In which ways is this a descriptive essay? Be specific. (3
  • Ready for Tuesday's spelling test?
    • 1. beginning
    • 2. business
    • 3. commitment
    • 4. competition
    • 5. conscientious
    • 6. definitely
    • 7. disappointed
    • 8. dying
    • 9. embarrassment
    • 10. extravagant
    • 11. guarantee
    • 12. hierarchy
    • 13. independence
    • 14. inevitable
    • 15. loneliness
    • 16. necessary
    • 17. nostalgia
    • 18. obstacle
    • 19. occurred
    • 20. optimistic
    • 21. perseverance
    • 22. privilege
    • 23. publicly
    • 24. recommend
    • 25. rhythm
  • Complete your essay for the following topic:
    • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
      • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
      • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
      • It must be typed and printed out.
      • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.

Monday, October 16, 2017

English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Tuesday
  • Be ready for the capitalization test on Tuesday.
  • Complete the following essay for Wednesday, Oct. 18:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered adults, children or something in between?
    • Remember that you have already written the three body paragraphs of this essay!

Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Tuesday
  • Read "The Way Up To Heaven" and finish questions #1 and 2.
  • Be ready for the capitalization test on Monday.
  • Read "The Sniper" and complete questions 2,3,4 and 6 on p. 218. 
  • Read "The Bracelet" and complete the following questions:
    • 1. Theme: It is commonly believed that physical “things” are not necessary to remember the people and places we love. How does that belief relate to the ending of “The Bracelet”? (3)
    • 2. Who is the protagonist of the story? Explain why using your notes. (2)
    • 3. A symbol is an item that stands for a larger idea. What do you think the bracelet stands for? This is an open-ended question. (2)
    • 4. Explain one type of conflict in this story. Use your notes if necessary. (3)
  • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
  • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Read Joan Didion's essay on the cathedral in San Salvador and review these notes on descriptive writing. Don't have a essay booklet? Come see me on Monday.
  • Ready for Tuesday's spelling test?
    • 1. beginning
    • 2. business
    • 3. commitment
    • 4. competition
    • 5. conscientious
    • 6. definitely
    • 7. disappointed
    • 8. dying
    • 9. embarrassment
    • 10. extravagant
    • 11. guarantee
    • 12. hierarchy
    • 13. independence
    • 14. inevitable
    • 15. loneliness
    • 16. necessary
    • 17. nostalgia
    • 18. obstacle
    • 19. occurred
    • 20. optimistic
    • 21. perseverance
    • 22. privilege
    • 23. publicly
    • 24. recommend
    • 25. rhythm
  • Complete your essay for the following topic:
    • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
      • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
      • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
      • It must be typed and printed out.
      • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.

Friday, October 13, 2017

English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Monday
  • Be ready for the capitalization test on Tuesday.
  • Complete the following essay for Wednesday, Oct. 18:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered adults, children or something in between?
    • Remember that you have already written the three body paragraphs of this essay!

Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Monday
  • Be ready for the capitalization test on Monday.
  • Read "The Sniper" and complete questions 2,3,4 and 6 on p. 218. 
  • Read "The Bracelet" and complete the following questions:
    • 1. Theme: It is commonly believed that physical “things” are not necessary to remember the people and places we love. How does that belief relate to the ending of “The Bracelet”? (3)
    • 2. Who is the protagonist of the story? Explain why using your notes. (2)
    • 3. A symbol is an item that stands for a larger idea. What do you think the bracelet stands for? This is an open-ended question. (2)
    • 4. Explain one type of conflict in this story. Use your notes if necessary. (3)
  • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
  • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Read Joan Didion's essay on the cathedral in San Salvador and review these notes on descriptive writing. Don't have a essay booklet? Come see me on Monday.
  • Ready for Tuesday's spelling test?
    • 1. beginning
    • 2. business
    • 3. commitment
    • 4. competition
    • 5. conscientious
    • 6. definitely
    • 7. disappointed
    • 8. dying
    • 9. embarrassment
    • 10. extravagant
    • 11. guarantee
    • 12. hierarchy
    • 13. independence
    • 14. inevitable
    • 15. loneliness
    • 16. necessary
    • 17. nostalgia
    • 18. obstacle
    • 19. occurred
    • 20. optimistic
    • 21. perseverance
    • 22. privilege
    • 23. publicly
    • 24. recommend
    • 25. rhythm
  • Complete your essay for the following topic:
    • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
      • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
      • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
      • It must be typed and printed out.
      • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.
English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Friday
  • Be ready for Spelling #5:
    • 1. changeable
    • 2. collaborate*
    • 3. choose
    • 4. chromosome
    • 5. circuit
    • 6. colonel
    • 7. column
    • 8. commission
    • 9. commitment
    • 10. committed
    • 11. competition
    • 12. completely
    • 13. conscience
    • 14. conscious
    • 15. constitution
  • Complete the following essay for Wednesday, Oct. 18:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered as adults, children or something in between?
    • Remember that you have already written the three body paragraphs of this essay!

Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Friday
  • Read "The Bracelet" and complete the quiz.
  • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
  • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday
  • Complete your essay for the following topic:
    • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
      • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
      • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
      • It must be typed and printed out.
      • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Thursday
  • Complete an introductory and a concluding paragraph for the following essay:
    • Should 16 year-olds be considered as adults, children or something in between?
    • Remember that you have already written the three body paragraphs of this essay!
  • Finish your third paragraph of the writing unit on the following topic:
    • Choose one of the following:
    • Should 16 year-olds…
      • assume full responsibility for illegal behaviour?
      • be allowed to drink alcohol?
      • be allowed to join the military without parental permission?
      • have the right to medical privacy?
      • be allowed to smoke?
      • be allowed to marry without parental permission?
    • Argue one side only.
    • All the standard elements of a paragraph are expected.

    Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Thursday
    • Read "The Bracelet" and be ready for a quiz tomorrow.
    • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
    • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

    English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday
    • Complete your essay for the following topic:
      • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
        • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
        • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
        • It must be typed and printed out.
        • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    English 10 Blocks 2/4Homework for Wednesday
    • Finish your third paragraph of the writing unit on the following topic:
      • Choose one of the following:
      • Should 16 year-olds…
        • assume full responsibility for illegal behaviour?
        • be allowed to drink alcohol?
        • be allowed to join the military without parental permission?
        • have the right to medical privacy?
        • be allowed to smoke?
        • be allowed to marry without parental permission?
      • Argue one side only.
      • All the standard elements of a paragraph are expected.

      Communications 12 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
      • Read "The Trout" (pp. 48)  and answer the five questions at the bottom of p. 51. Answer in full sentences only.
      • We've finished the visual design project! It was due Oct. 4.

      English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
      • Complete your essay for the following topic:
        • I am the product of my experiences and the people I know.
          • We'll be using the three body paragraphs we've already written.
          • Include an introductory and concluding paragraph.
          • It must be typed and printed out.
          • It's due at the beginning of Wednesday's class.