Wednesday, May 24, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Read Leo Tolstoy's "The Three Hermits". On Thursday you'll write a 5 mark comprehension quiz.
  • Finish the questions for Tobias Wolff's "Say Yes".
    • Answer in full sentences only!
      • 1. Explain the argument that Ann and her husband are having. (2)
      • 2. Is the husband a sincere man, or is he deluding himself? Explain with reasons. (2)
      • 3. The story is told in the 3rd person limited omniscient point of view. Which character’s perspective is this story told from? Why do you think Wolff made this choice? (2)
      • 4. Explain what you believe to be the central theme of the story. What insight into the human condition is being offered? (2)
      • 5. Nothing is by accident in a short story. Explain what the dogs or the dishwater might symbolize. (2)
  • Did you write the final Gatsby test (Chps. 7-9)?


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Thursday
  • We wrote the Act 1 exam on Wednesday (May 24). Did you?
      • Finish the study guide for Act 1!
      • Read your Powerpoint notes!
      • Students not in attendance will write an alternative, paragraph-based exam.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Thursday
  • We wrote the Act 1 exam on Wednesday (May 24). Did you?
      • Finish the study guide for Act 1!
      • Read your Powerpoint notes!
      • Students not in attendance will write an alternative, paragraph-based exam.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Finish the questions for Tobias Wolff's "Say Yes".
    • Answer in full sentences only!
      • 1. Explain the argument that Ann and her husband are having. (2)
      • 2. Is the husband a sincere man, or is he deluding himself? Explain with reasons. (2)
      • 3. The story is told in the 3rd person limited omniscient point of view. Which character’s perspective is this story told from? Why do you think Wolff made this choice? (2)
      • 4. Explain what you believe to be the central theme of the story. What insight into the human condition is being offered? (2)
      • 5. Nothing is by accident in a short story. Explain what the dogs or the dishwater might symbolize. (2)
  • Did you write the final Gatsby test (Chps. 7-9)?


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Wednesday
  • We'll write the Act 1 exam on Wednesday (May 24).
      • Finish the study guide for Act 1!
      • Read your Powerpoint notes!
      • Students not in attendance will write an alternative, paragraph-based exam.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
  • We'll write the Act 1 exam on Wednesday (May 24).
      • Finish the study guide for Act 1!
      • Read your Powerpoint notes!
      • Students not in attendance will write an alternative, paragraph-based exam.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Friday is a pro-d day; Monday is Victoria Day

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • We'll examine some short stories starting next week.
  • Did you write the final Gatsby test (Chps. 7-9)?


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Tuesday
  • Read to the end of Act 1 of Macbeth.
    • We'll write the Act 1 exam next Wednesday (May 24).
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Tuesday
  • Read to the end of Act 1 of Macbeth.
    • We'll write the Act 1 exam next Wednesday (May 24).
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Be ready for the final Gatsby test (Chps. 7-9).


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Thursday
  • Read to 1.5 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Thursday
  • Read to 1.5 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Watch the first six scenes of Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby.
  • Did you finish your Chp. 9 notes for Monday? Use the MLA citation style and really extend your personal thoughts about the quotes. Also, make sure you use at least one quote from the the final 2-3 pages.
  • Did you miss last Friday's Chp. 9 vocab quiz?
  • We did the passive/active quiz last Thursday.


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Wednesday
  • Read 1.3 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
  • Read 1.3 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Monday, May 15, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Watch the first three scenes of Baz Luhrmann's version of The Great Gatsby.
  • Did you finish your Chp. 9 notes for Monday? Use the MLA citation style and really extend your personal thoughts about the quotes. Also, make sure you use at least one quote from the the final 2-3 pages.
  • Did you miss Friday's Chp. 9 vocab quiz?
  • We did the passive/active quiz on Thursday.


English 11 Block 2
Homework for
 Tuesday
  • Read 1.1 and 1.2 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Tuesday
  • Read 1.1 and 1.2 of Macbeth.
    • Want to read a modern version of Macbeth? Read here.
    • Want to hear the play performed by professional actors? Listen here.
  • With the help of an outline, we wrote a compare and contrast essay last Friday:
    • Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky.

Friday, May 12, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • Finish your Chp. 9 notes for Monday. Use the MLA citation style and really extend your personal thoughts about the quotes. Also, make sure you use at least one quote from the the final 2-3 pages.
  • Did you miss Friday's Chp. 9 vocab quiz?
  • We did the passive/active quiz on Thursday.


English 11 Block 2
Homework for 
Monday


English 11 Block 3Homework for Monday