Friday, December 14, 2018

English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Monday
  • Read Chp. 11 of October Sky. The 2nd test, on Chps. 7-11, will be written on Monday, Dec. 17.
    • Finish your Part 2 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the 2nd test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
  • Be ready for next Wednesday's pronoun quiz!

    English 12 Block 3: Homework for Monday
    • Be ready for the second Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 17. It covers Chps. 4-6. 
      • What does "to what extent" mean as a command phrase?
      • Dare to learn! Take the Part 2 Gatsby Crossword Challenge!
        • How are women portrayed in this novel?
        • How does wealth corrupt the characters of TGG?
        • Who embodies the American Dream? Does he?
    • Read Chp. 6 of The Great Gatsby (TGG) and finish one page of quote notes for Monday. Detail and first person analysis counts! 
      • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
    • Be ready for next Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 7-9!

      English 9 Linear: 
      Homework for Monday
      • Finish your questions on Joy Kogawa's poem, "What Do I remember..." (p. 104).

      Thursday, December 13, 2018

      English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Friday
      • Read Chp. 10 of October Sky. The 2nd test, on Chps. 7-11, will be written on Monday, Dec. 17.
        • Work on your Part 2 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the 2nd test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
      • Did you write last Friday's spelling quiz and Monday's Part 1 October Sky test?

        English 12 Block 3: Homework for Friday
        • Be ready for Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 4-6!
        • Read Chp. 5 of The Great Gatsby (TGG) and finish one page of quote notes for Friday. Detail counts! 
          • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
        • Be ready for the second Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 17. It covers Chps. 4-6. 

          English 9 Linear: 
          Homework for Monday
          • Finish your questions on Joy Kogawa's poem, "What Do I remember..." (p. 104).

          Wednesday, December 12, 2018

          English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Thursday
          • Read Chp. 9 of October Sky. The 2nd test, on Chps. 7-11, will be written on Monday, Dec. 17.
            • Work on your Part 2 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the 2nd test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
          • Did you write last Friday's spelling quiz and Monday's Part 1 October Skytest?

            English 12 Block 3: Homework for Thursday
            • Read Chp. 5 of The Great Gatsby (TGG) and finish one page of quote notes for Friday. Detail counts! 
              • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
            • Be ready for next Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 4-6!
            • Be ready for the second Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 17. It covers Chps. 4-6. 

              English 9 Linear: 
              Homework for Thursday
              • Be ready for Thursday's spelling quiz (#7):
                • 1.  desirable
                • 2.  desperate
                • 3.  developed
                • 4.  disappearance
                • 5.  disappointment
                • 6.  discipline
                • 7.  disgusting
                • 8.  doesn’t
                • 9.  drastically
                • 10. dying
                • 11.  ecstasy
                • 12.  embarrassed
                • 13.  emphasize
                • 14.  encyclopedia
                • 15.    environment
              • Finish your questions on Joy Kogawa's poem, "What Do I remember..." (p. 104).

              Tuesday, December 11, 2018

              English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Wednesday
              • Read Chp. 8 of October Sky. The 2nd test, on Chps. 7-11, will be written on Monday, Dec. 17.
                • Work on your Part 2 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the 2nd test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
              • Did you write last Friday's spelling quiz and Monday's Part 1 October Sky test?

                English 12 Block 3: Homework for Wednesday
                • Read Chp. 4 of The Great Gatsby (TGG) and finish one page of quote notes for Wednesday. Detail counts! 
                  • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
                • Be ready for the second Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 17. It covers Chps. 4-6. 
                • Be ready for next Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 4-6!

                  English 9 Linear: 
                  Homework for Thursday
                  • Be ready for Thursday's spelling quiz (#7):
                    • 1. desirable
                    • 2. desperate
                    • 3. developed
                    • 4. disappearance
                    • 5. disappointment
                    • 6. discipline
                    • 7. disgusting
                    • 8. doesn’t
                    • 9. drastically
                    • 10. dying
                    • 11. ecstasy
                    • 12. embarrassed
                    • 13. emphasize
                    • 14. encyclopedia
                    • 15.    environment
                  • Finish your questions on Joy Kogawa's poem, "What Do I remember..." (p. 104).

                  Monday, December 10, 2018

                  English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Tuesday
                  • Read Chp. 7 of October Sky. The 2nd test, on Chps. 7-11, will be written on Monday, Dec. 17.
                    • Work on your Part 2 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the 2nd test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
                  • Did you write last Friday's spelling quiz?

                    English 12 Block 3: Homework for Tuesday
                    • Read Chp. 4 of The Great Gatsby (TGG). Finish one page of quote notes for Monday. Detail counts! 
                      • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
                    • Be ready for the second Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 17. It covers Chps. 4-6. 
                    • Be ready for next Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 4-6!

                      English 9 Linear: 
                      Homework for Tuesday
                      • Finish the newspaper/magazine project. 
                        • The Newspaper Project: Review the last six chapters of Interface. Choose one chapter and then choose four articles/stories within that chapter (except the poems). By the end of next week, we will have typed up four explanatory paragraphs (of 8 to 12 sentences). They should all follow the same format:
                        • Explain your article like this!
                          • TS: Bob Smith's "--------------------" explains how/discuses the/argues that ______________________________. [Transition phrase, ...]
                          • Explain three events, examples and/or points in full detail.
                          • CS: Overall, what is the author's message? What is your view of this message?
                          • Create a title and include your full name.
                          • No line breaks, please!

                      Thursday, December 6, 2018

                      English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Monday
                      • Read Chp. 6 of October Sky. The first test, on Chps. 1-6, will be written on Monday, Dec. 10.
                        • Work on your Part 1 study guide and vocabulary. The study guide is due before you write the test, and the first part of the test is a 10 mark matching section on the vocabulary. 
                        • Don't forget to study your October Sky notes!
                      • Did you write Friday's spelling quiz?

                      English 12 Block 3: Homework for Monday
                      • Be ready for the first The Great Gatsby exam on Monday. Dec. 10. It covers Chps. 1-3. Study your Chp. 1 notes and class notes!
                        • Consider the following issues:
                          • How does the novel (so far) resemble Fitzgerald's life?
                          • How are the wealthy in this novel different from the rest of us?
                          • How do the settings in the first three chapters help describe American society in the 1920's?
                          • ***Challenge: Complete this online crossword puzzle for Chps. 1-3!
                      • Read Chp. 3 of The Great Gatsby (TGG). Finish one page of Cornell notes for Monday. Detail counts! 
                        • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
                      • Did you miss Friday's 20 mark vocabulary quiz for Chps. 1-3?

                      English 9 Linear: 
                      Homework for Tuesday
                      • Finish the newspaper/magazine project. 
                        • The Newspaper Project: Review the last six chapters of Interface. Choose one chapter and then choose four articles/stories within that chapter (except the poems). By the end of next week, we will have typed up four explanatory paragraphs (of 8 to 12 sentences). They should all follow the same format:
                        • Explain your article like this!
                          • TS: Bob Smith's "--------------------" explains how/discuses the/argues that ______________________________. [Transition phrase, ...]
                          • Explain three events, examples and/or points in full detail.
                          • CS: Overall, what is the author's message? What is your view of this message?
                          • Create a title and include your full name.
                          • No line breaks, please!

                      Wednesday, December 5, 2018

                      English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Wednesday
                      • Read Chp. 3 of October Sky. The first test, on Chps. 1-6, will be written on Monday, Dec. 10.
                        • Work on your study guide, which is due Monday!
                      • Be ready for Friday's spelling quiz!
                        • 1. definitely
                        • 2. desperate
                        • 3. disappoint
                        • 4. doesn’t 
                        • 5. drastically
                        • 6. emphasize
                        • 7. environment
                        • 8. exaggerate
                        • 9. existence
                        • 10. extremely
                        • 11. guarantee
                        • 12. hoping
                        • 13. hypocrisy
                        • 14. inevitable
                        • 15. lightning
                        • 16. led
                      • Did you miss last Thursday's 2nd Macbeth test?
                        • Finish the Act 2 Study Guide and Act 3 Study Guide.
                        • Please use this site for finishing the study guide.
                        • Consider what has changed for Macbeth by the end of Act 3. How has his relationship to Lady Macbeth changed? How has his attitude toward fate changed? How has grip over the the royal crown changed, as evidenced by the final scene of Act 3?
                        • Study your notes on the Two Worldviews of Macbeth (above).

                      English 12 Block 3: Homework for Wednesday
                      • Read Chp. 2 of The Great Gatsby (TGG). Finish one page of Cornell notes for Thursday. Detail counts! 
                        • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app.
                      • Be ready for Friday's vocabulary quiz for Chps. 1-3!
                      • Did you miss Wednesday's writing exam?
                      • Did you miss last Tuesday's in-class essay? You will write on one of two possible topics:
                        • 1st topic:
                          • A) Compare and contrast “Tyranny of the Clock” and “If Hitler Asked…”
                        • 2nd topic:
                          • B) Compare and contrast “I Have A Dream” and “Lifeboat Ethics”
                        • For the essay, you can bring the quotations sheet (see below) and an outline. Be ready for both topics!!!

                      English 9 Linear: 
                      Homework for Friday
                      • Finish the newspaper/magazine project. 
                        • The Newspaper Project: Review the last six chapters of Interface. Choose one chapter and then choose four articles/stories within that chapter (except the poems). By the end of next week, we will have typed up four explanatory paragraphs (of 8 to 12 sentences). They should all follow the same format:
                        • Explain your article like this!
                          • TS: Bob Smith's "--------------------" explains how/discuses the/argues that ______________________________. [Transition phrase, ...]
                          • Explain three events, examples and/or points in full detail.
                          • CS: Overall, what is the author's message? What is your view of this message?
                          • Create a title and include your full name.
                          • No line breaks, please!