Thursday, March 14, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday
  • Friday is test day! Study your Powerpoint notes on irony, conflict, plot, characters, point of view, didactic writing, theme and symbolism. Missing any notes? Try my old online notes here.
    • Review the basic plot and characters of “Say Yes”, “How Much Land Does A Man Need?", “Boys and Girls”, “Hills Like White Elephants” and "The Story of an Hour".
  • Finish the questions for William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"!

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Friday
  • Finish all four paragraphs for the newspaper project.
  • Did you complete your essay on the following essay question: "What is courage?"?

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Friday
  • Be ready for tomorrow's in-class comparison essay on 1) "Wordsmith" and "The Gold Mountain Coat" (contrast the relationships of the fathers with their children) OR 2) "The Painted Door" and "The Sound of Hollyhocks" (compare and contrast the characters of John and Bill Ranson). We'll flip a coin!

English 9 Linear: Homework for Friday
  • Read Chp. 13 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • Start work on the Part 3 study guide.
  • Be ready for the sentence error test on Friday!
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was last week. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Read William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" for tomorrow's quiz!
  • Study your Powerpoint notes on irony, conflict, plot, characters, point of view, didactic writing, theme and symbolism. Missing any notes? Try my old online notes here.
  • Did you write the quiz for Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls"?
  • Did you write the quiz for Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?"

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Thursday
  • Finish all four sets of notes for the newspaper project.
  • Did you complete your essay on the following essay question: "What is courage?"?

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Thursday
  • Re-read "Wordsmith" and "The Gold Mountain Coat".
  • Did you miss the short story test?
    • Study your Powerpoint notes on irony, conflict, plot, characters, point of view, theme and symbolism. Missing any notes? Try my old online notes here.
    • Make sure you know the main plot, characters, point of view and themes of the following stories: "Gentlemen", "Hollyhocks", "Headlines", "Rifles", "Painted Door" and "Motive". 
  • Did you write the subject-verb agreement test? If not, read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Friday
  • Read Chp. 13 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • Start work on the Part 3 study guide.
  • Be ready for the sentence error test on Friday!
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was last week. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls" for tomorrow's next comprehension quiz.
  • Did you write the quiz for Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?"

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Wednesday
  • Finish two sets of notes for the newspaper project.
  • Complete your essay on the following essay question: "What is courage?"
    • The essay will be due Wednesday.

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Wednesday
  • Finish the poem and questions handed out today.
  • Did you miss the short story test?
    • Study your Powerpoint notes on irony, conflict, plot, characters, point of view, theme and symbolism. Missing any notes? Try my old online notes here.
    • Make sure you know the main plot, characters, point of view and themes of the following stories: "Gentlemen", "Hollyhocks", "Headlines", "Rifles", "Painted Door" and "Motive". 
  • Did you write the subject-verb agreement test? If not, read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Wednesday
  • Read Chp. 12 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • Be ready for the sentence error test on Friday!
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was last week. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".

Monday, March 11, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • For Tuesday's comprehension quiz, read Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?"
  • If not finished, read Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" for a short quiz. Review your notes on point of view and irony.

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Tuesday
  • Complete your essay on the following essay question: "What is courage?"
    • The essay will be due Wednesday.

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Tuesday
  • Be ready for the short story test tomorrow!
    • Study your Powerpoint notes on irony, conflict, plot, characters, point of view, theme and symbolism. Missing any notes? Try my old online notes here.
    • Make sure you know the main plot, characters, point of view and themes of the following stories: "Gentlemen", "Hollyhocks", "Headlines", "Rifles", "Painted Door" and "Motive". 
  • Did you write the subject-verb agreement test? If not, read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Wednesday
  • Read Chp. 12 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • Be ready for the sentence error test on Friday!
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was last week. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".

Friday, March 8, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • Read Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" for a Monday quiz. Review your notes on point of view and irony.
  • If you missed the original questions, finish these alternate questions for "Say Yes". Answer in full sentences only! Don’t start with “To”, “Because”, “That” or “So”.
    • 1. Why is Ann upset with her husband? (2)
    • 2. The husband sees himself as a good husband. Why is he kidding himself? Explain with reasons. (2)
    • 3. Why do we not get into the thoughts of Ann? (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 UTROD exam? If not, try the Part 3 crossword!
    • Read the remainder of Under the Ribs of Death (UTROD) and finish the 3rd vocab sheet and study guide.

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Monday
  • Complete your rough copy introductory paragraph AND concluding paragraph for the following essay question: "What is courage?"
  • The essay will be due Wednesday.

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Monday
  • Did you write the subject-verb agreement test? If not, read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.
  • Be ready for next Tuesday's short story test. Review these notes on fiction.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Monday
  • Read Chp. 11 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was today. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".
  • Ready for the binder check?

Thursday, March 7, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday
  • If you missed the original questions, finish these alternate questions for "Say Yes". Answer in full sentences only! Don’t start with “To”, “Because”, “That” or “So”.
    • 1. Why is Ann upset with her husband? (2)
    • 2. The husband sees himself as a good husband. Why is he kidding himself? Explain with reasons. (2)
    • 3. Why do we not get into the thoughts of Ann? (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 UTROD exam? If not, try the Part 3 crossword!
    • Read the remainder of Under the Ribs of Death (UTROD) and finish the 3rd vocab sheet and study guide.

English 9 Block 2: Homework 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 your rough copy introductory paragraph for the following essay question: "What is courage?"
  • Type up your three body paragraphs on Office 365. We'll work on the rest tomorrow.

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Friday
  • Did you write the subject-verb agreement test? If not, read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Monday
  • Read Chp. 11 of Tomorrow, When The War Began.
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) was today. Did you miss it?
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".
  • Ready for the binder check?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • If you missed the original questions, finish these alternate questions for "Say Yes". Answer in full sentences only! Don’t start with “To”, “Because”, “That” or “So”.
    • 1. Why is Ann upset with her husband? (2)
    • 2. The husband sees himself as a good husband. Why is he kidding himself? Explain with reasons. (2)
    • 3. Why do we not get into the thoughts of Ann? (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 UTROD exam? If not, try the Part 3 crossword!
    • Read the remainder of Under the Ribs of Death (UTROD) and finish the 3rd vocab sheet and study guide.

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Thursday
  • Type up your three body paragraphs on Office 365. We'll work on the rest tomorrow.

English 11 Block 3: 
Homework for Thursday
  • Study for tomorrow's subject-verb agreement test! Read over your notes and take a look at the notes here and here.

English 9 Linear: Homework for Thursday
  • Read Chp. 10 of Tomorrow, When The War Began and finish the 2nd study guide.
  • The 2nd TWTWB test (Chps. 7-10) is on Thursday!
    • Finish your study guide and study your vocab!
    • Read your notes on "Point of View","Plot" and "Conflict".
  • Ready for the binder check?