Thursday, February 23, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • Be ready for next Monday'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
  • Read Margaret Laurence's "Where the World Began" and answer the following questions:
    • 1. What is the topic and thesis of Laurence’s essay? (2)
    • 2. Why were young men begging for “a drink of water and a sandwich if you could spare it”? (2)
    • 3. Explain one example of how Laurence’s town is strange. Provide another example of how her town is cruel. (4)
    • 4. How does Laurence use strong verbs or adjectives in paragraph four or five to describe her town? [Choose one or two examples and explain them.] (2)
    • 5. Identify and explain one example of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, etc.) used in the essay. Paragraphs seven and eleven provide good examples. (2)


English 11 Block 2Homework for Monday
  • Review this video on complex writing.
  • Be ready for Monday's in-class essay:
    • Compare and contrast Deathwatch and Beyond the Reach.
    • You may use this outline.
    • Use the first page of this sample outline as a guide.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Monday
  • Review this video on complex writing.
  • Be ready for Monday's in-class essay:
    • Compare and contrast Deathwatch and Beyond the Reach.
    • You may use this outline.
    • Use the first page of this sample outline as a guide.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Read Margaret Laurence's "Where the World Began". Be ready for a comprehension quiz On Thursday!
  • Be ready for next Monday'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

English 11 Block 2
Homework for Thursday


English 11 Block 3Homework for Thursday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Be ready for next Monday'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
  • Did you complete your essay? It should be typed (1.5 space) or very neatly written.
  • It should use your three earlier body paragraphs and answer the following essay prompt:
    • We are the product of our influences.
  • Make sure you follow the checklist I handed out on Monday.


English 11 Block 2
Homework for Wednesday


English 11 Block 3Homework for Wednesday

Monday, February 20, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Complete your essay for Tuesday. It should be typed (1.5 space) or very neatly written.
  • It should use your three earlier body paragraphs and answer the following essay prompt:
    • We are the product of our influences.
  • Make sure you follow the checklist I handed out today.


English 11 Block 2
Homework for Tuesday


English 11 Block 3Homework for Tuesday

Friday, February 17, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • Complete your essay for Tuesday. It should be typed (1.5 space) or very neatly written.
  • It should use your three earlier body paragraphs and answer the following essay prompt:
    • We are the product of our influences.
  • Make sure you follow the checklist I handed out today.

English 11 Block 2
Homework for Monday
  • Read to the end of Deathwatch.
  • Review the notes on...
  • The answers to the two crosswords are: here and here
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Monday
  • Read to the end of Deathwatch.
  • Review the notes on...
  • The answers to the two crosswords are: here and here
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday

English 11 Block 2
Homework for Friday
  • Read to the end of Chp. 16 in Deathwatch for Friday.
  • Review the notes on irony.
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Friday
  • Read to the end of Chp. 16 in Deathwatch for Friday.
  • Review the notes on irony.
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Complete an introductory paragraph for the following essay question:
    • We are the product of our influences.
    • Keep in mind that we've already written the body paragraphs!
  • If not finished, complete your third paragraph. Consider another major influence in your life aside from family and friends. Education? Religion? A celebrity? Athletics? A club? A special experience? I'll leave it to you to consider. 


English 11 Block 2
Homework for Thursday
  • Read to the end of Chp. 14 in Deathwatch for Wednesday.
  • Review the notes on conflict.
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.


English 11 Block 3Homework for Thursday
  • Read to the end of Chp. 14 in Deathwatch for Wednesday.
  • Review the notes on conflict.
  • The second Deathwatch test will be written on Monday, Feb. 20.