Tuesday, April 24, 2018

English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Wednesday
  • Read either "If Hitler Asked..." (P. Mayer) or "I Have A Dream" M.L. King) from the essay booklet and write one page of notes for one of the essays. Focus on topic/thesis, major points, key examples, stylistic devices and types of writing.
  • Review this video on blending quotations.

English 10 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
  • Read up to and including 3.3 of Romeo and Juliet
  • Finish Act 2 Study Guide. We'll write the Act 2/3 test next week.
  • Miss the Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
    • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

      English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
      • If not finished, read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls". Get yourself ready for a 10 mark multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
        • Setting
        • Characters
        • Main Events
        • Themes and Symbols

      Monday, April 23, 2018

      English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Tuesday
      • If not finished, read Maya Angelou's "Grandmother's Victory" and answer the following questions:
        • 1. What does Angelou mean by “powhitetrash children”? (2)
        • 2. According to her grandmother, why should Angelou’s family be courteous in the face of such obvious rudeness and discrimination? (2)
        • 3. Why is Angelou’s grandmother victorious? (2)
        • 4. Explain one stylistic device used in this essay. (2)
        • 5. Offer two reasons to explain why this is a narrative essay. (2)
        • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 

      English 10 Block 3Homework for Tuesday
      • Read Act 3.1 and 3.2 of Romeo and Juliet
      • Finish Act 2 Study Guide. We'll write the Act 2/3 test next week.
      • Miss the Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
        • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

          English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
          • If not finished, read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls". Get yourself ready for a 10 mark multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
            • Setting
            • Characters
            • Main Events
            • Themes and Symbols

          Friday, April 20, 2018

          English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Monday
          • Read Maya Angelou's "Grandmother's Victory" and answer the following questions:
            • 1. What does Angelou mean by “powhitetrash children”? (2)
            • 2. According to her grandmother, why should Angelou’s family be courteous in the face of such obvious rudeness and discrimination? (2)
            • 3. Why is Angelou’s grandmother victorious? (2)
            • 4. Explain one stylistic device used in this essay. (2)
            • 5. Offer two reasons to explain why this is a narrative essay. (2)
              • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 
          • If not done, complete all of the odd entries on the "gender biased language" handout: 1,3,5... 23.

          English 10 Block 3Homework for Monday
          • Read Act 3.1 and 3.2 of Romeo and Juliet
          • Finish Act 2 Study Guide. We'll write the Act 2/3 test next week.
          • Miss the Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
            • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

              English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Monday
              • Read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls". Get yourself ready for a 10 mark multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
                • Setting
                • Characters
                • Main Events
                • Themes and Symbols

              Thursday, April 19, 2018

              English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Friday
              • If not done, complete all of the odd entries on the "gender biased language" handout: 1,3,5... 23.
              • If not done, read Edward Koch's "Death and Justice" and answer the following questions:
                • 1. What is Koch’s central thesis? (1)
                • 2. How does Koch organize the body of his essay? Why is this an effective way to support his thesis? (2)
                • 3. Which point is his best argument? Why? (2)
                • 4. Which point is his least effective argument? Why? (2)
                • 5. Is “Death and Justice” more argumentative or persuasive? Explain. (2)
                • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 

              English 10 Block 3Homework for Friday
              • Re-read Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet
              • Miss the Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
                • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

                  English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Monday
                  • Read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls". Get yourself ready for a 10 mark multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
                    • Setting
                    • Characters
                    • Main Events
                    • Themes and Symbols

                  Wednesday, April 18, 2018

                  English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Thursday
                  • Complete all of the odd entries on the "gender biased language" handout: 1,3,5... 23.
                  • If not done, read Edward Koch's "Death and Justice" and answer the following questions:
                    • 1. What is Koch’s central thesis? (1)
                    • 2. How does Koch organize the body of his essay? Why is this an effective way to support his thesis? (2)
                    • 3. Which point is his best argument? Why? (2)
                    • 4. Which point is his least effective argument? Why? (2)
                    • 5. Is “Death and Justice” more argumentative or persuasive? Explain. (2)
                      • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 

                  English 10 Block 3Homework for Thursday
                  • Re-read 2.4 and 2.5 of Romeo and Juliet
                  • Miss the Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
                    • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

                      English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Thursday
                      • If not done, read Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?". Get yourself ready for a multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
                        • Setting
                        • Characters
                        • Main Events
                        • Lessons Learned?

                      Tuesday, April 17, 2018

                      English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Wednesday
                      • For Wednesday, Read Edward Koch's "Death and Justice". We'll do another in-class open book quiz. You may take notes and use them in class. Consider the following issues:
                        • topic and thesis
                        • main arguments
                        • stylistic devices
                        • your opinion
                      • If not done, finish the following questions for George Woodcock's essay, "The Tyranny of the Clock":
                        • 1. According to Woodcock, what is the difference between the ancient and modern western definitions of time? (2)
                        • 2. Why are the years 1540 and 1657 so important to the history of time? Explain. (2)
                        • 3. Identify and explain one stylistic device that Woodcock utilizes in the essay. (2)
                        • 4. Woodcock is an anarchist who believes that “civilization” ruins the natural freedom and happiness of humankind. How does this relate to the clock? (2)
                        • 5. Provide one reason why this is an expository essay. Then, offer one reason why this is not an expository essay.  (4)
                          • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 

                      English 10 Block 3Homework for Wednesday
                      • Get ready for Wednesday's vocabulary test on spelling lists 5 to 8!
                      • Re-read 2.2 and 2.3 of Romeo and Juliet
                      • Miss today's Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
                        • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

                          English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Thursday
                          • If not done, read Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?". Get yourself ready for a multiple choice quiz by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
                            • Setting
                            • Characters
                            • Main Events
                            • Lessons Learned?

                          Monday, April 16, 2018

                          English 12 (S2) Blocks 2/4Homework for Tuesday
                          • If not done, finish the following questions for George Woodcock's essay, "The Tyranny of the Clock":
                            • 1. According to Woodcock, what is the difference between the ancient and modern western definitions of time? (2)
                            • 2. Why are the years 1540 and 1657 so important to the history of time? Explain. (2)
                            • 3. Identify and explain one stylistic device that Woodcock utilizes in the essay. (2)
                            • 4. Woodcock is an anarchist who believes that “civilization” ruins the natural freedom and happiness of humankind. How does this relate to the clock? (2)
                            • 5. Provide one reason why this is an expository essay. Then, offer one reason why this is not an expository essay.  (4)
                              • Answer in full sentences. Ensure your answers are full and thorough. Don’t start with “Because”, “So”, “That” or “Which”. Hand in your answers on a separate piece of paper. 
                          • If not done, finish the following questions for Jo Ann Parker's "What is poverty?":
                            • 1. What is the main point (thesis) of this essay? 
                            • 2. Explain at least 3 major examples or illustrations in Parker’s essay. This should take at least three sentences. 
                            • 3. Explain one stylistic device used in this essay. 
                            • 4. Explain how this is an expository form of essay. This should take at least two sentences. Is it completely expository? Why or why not? 
                            • 5. Evaluation: What did you like and/or dislike about this essay? Be specific. 

                          English 10 Block 3Homework for Tuesday
                          • Re-read 2.1 and 2.2 of Romeo and Juliet
                          • Miss today's Act 1 test? Finish the Act 1 Study Guide and come see me at lunch or after school:
                            • The test will be a mixture of fill-in the blank, multiple choice and short answer responses.

                              English 12 Linear Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
                              • Read Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?". Get yourself ready for a multiple choice quiz on Tuesday by creating a study guide with the following ideas:
                                • Setting
                                • Characters
                                • Main Events
                                • Lessons Learned?