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Class Name: English 12 Honors
Teacher: Tom Monaco
Location: 104B
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Due: May 28
Last Modified: May 13 1:33 PM

Final writing assignment:

 

    On a personal level, what three thoughts about class discussions and/or the readings will you remember most?

 

(One page minimum please.  Due 28 May)



Due: May 16
Last Modified: May 10 6:44 AM
Due to the Senior Prom, your Study Guide and Annotations will be collected on Thursday, May 16th. 

Due: May 13
Last Modified: May 10 6:17 AM
IF YOU HAVE A 3.5 OR ABOVE AT THIS MOMENT-YOU ARE EXCUSED FROM THE STUDY GUIDE ASSIGNMENT.  THANK YOU FOR WORKING SO HARD THUS FAR IN THE QUARTER.      

Due: May 13
Last Modified: May 1 12:52 PM
By this time, May 13,  you should have completed your reading of the entire novel Pride and Prejudice.  We will continue doing an in depth read and answering the Study Guide questions during class; however, with the time remaining we will not be able to cover all of the answers for the entire book in depth.  Answer all of the questions in the Study Guide by May 17

Due: May 6
Last Modified: Apr 2 7:00 AM
Research papers are due.

English IV Research Paper: 1984 

Due: May 6

 

Our final activity with 1984 and your final project of the year will be a research paper. You will have multiple topics to choose from, you will research your topic using 1984 as your primary source along with many other secondary sources, and you will construct a well-organized research paper with an arguable thesis.

A research paper explores a topic in depth and incorporates information from a variety of sources. It should:

  • clearly state the purpose of the paper in a thesis statement
  • use evidence from a variety of sources to support that thesis
  • develop the topic logically throughout the paper and include good transitions
  • contain accurate and relevant information
  • document sources correctly

 

Requirements:

 

  • You must complete a five page typed research paper.
  • You must follow the schedule and all assignment deadlines given for this project.
  • ALL pre-writing materials must be completed in order for your final draft to be accepted and graded.
  • Your paper must provide an analysis of 1984 based on a thesis and support from the text and secondary sources. It is NOT a book report.
  • You must turn in at least 5 note sheets, and you must use the specific note sheets that I provide (no notebook paper).
  • You must use at least 4 sources besides 1984. 2 sources must be books (not counting 1984). The other 2 sources must be reliable and appropriate internet/database sources.(So, your Works Cited page will have 5 entries total.)
  • Your paper must follow the format/set-up that is given in class, along with MLA format.
  • Your research paper MUST come with a Works Cited page or it will be an automatic zero. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any way.
  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use 12 point size font Times New Roman.
  • Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation.
  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a paragraph one half-inch (press tab once) from the left margin.
  • Use italics throughout your essay for the title of 1984.

 

Support/Sources:

 

In addition to using 1984 as a source, you are required to find and use 4 additional sources about your topic. All of your secondary sources must be legitimate, trustworthy and nonbiased (i.e. literary criticism, newspaper articles, scholarly essays, encyclopedias, etc.).  Unacceptable sources include, but are not limited to dictionaries, biased or commercial websites (typically those ending in .com, .net, .tv) and Wikipedia. Note, Wikipedia may be a good starting off point, or a source of information to jump start your research, but you may not use it as a source in your paper.

 

Two pieces of support are required for each body paragraph. Pieces of support include direct quotes, paraphrases and summaries. Six direct quotes must come from 1984 and six additional pieces of support must come from your secondary sources.

 

Topic Choices:

 

    1. Research the totalitarian governments and their leaders that inspired Orwell to write 1984:
      • Stalin’s Soviet Communist party
      • Hitler’s German Nazi party
      • Mussolini’s Italian National Fascist party

                       *** You can choose to focus on just one or all three.

    1. Research contemporary totalitarian governments and their leaders:
      • The People’s Republic of China
      • North Korea and Kim Jong
      • Venezuela

                      *** You can choose to focus on just one or all three.

    1. Examine the policies of America’s Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.
    2. Compare America’s culture of fear regarding terrorism after 9/11 to Oceania’s culture of fear.
    3. Compare America’s media manipulation to Oceania’s Ministry of Truth’s manipulation.
    4. Privacy issues that Americans face today.
    5. Examine when technology goes bad or is misused.
    6. Compare issues of contemporary surveillance, and corruption to the Party’s policies.

 

***Note – If you have another topic in mind, you must discuss it and clear it with me before you begin your research.

 

Great Places to Find Secondary Sources:

 

1. Thomson Gale Student Resources – accessmyschool.com/cps

·         Enter 1710 for Kenwood’s 4-digit code

·         Click on the first tab Student Resources in Context

·         Perform an advanced search of “Orwell 1984” and your topic

Click on the following content types: Academic Journals, Magazines, Primary Sources, Websites, Critical Essays, News and Reference

Keep your search broad at first, then narrow it down

·         Scroll through the list and skim articles to find those most relevant to your topic

·         Print out those sources that can best serve as evidence to back up your thesis statement

 

2. The Chicago Public Library Online www.chipublib.org

·         Click on the “Books, Movies and More” tab

·         Click on the “Search in The Library” or the “Online Research” tab

·         Perform a keyword search

·         You will have to enter your library card number and zip code

 

3. Some Internet News Resources

Fox News- https://www.foxnews.com

The Associated Press – www.ap.org

The New York Times – www.nytimes.com

BBC News – www.bbc.co.uk/news

CNN – www.cnn.com

Frontline – www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline

 

4. The Doral Academy Library (N/A ) – You can access books, journals, encyclopedias and other reference books.

 

5. The Miami-Dade Public Libraries – You can access books, journals, newspapers, magazines and other reference books. Ask the reference librarians for help. Be sure you have a library card.

 

** VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT INTERNET SOURCES:

  • When you find an interesting and relevant source on the Internet that you think you may want to incorporate into your paper, print it out so that you may read it closely, annotate it and highlight the most relevant information.
  • Be sure that when you print information from the Internet you also keep track of all of the detailed citation information (name of author, name of publication, title of article, date of publication, etc.)
  • You will be required to cite all of your resources in MLA format.
  • If you make photocopies of articles or books from the library, be sure to copy down all of the citation information.

Where do I begin?

Once you have decided on an interesting topic, the best place to start is probably the internet. Here you can usually find basic biographical data on authors, brief summaries of works, possibly some rudimentary analyses, and even bibliographies of sources related to your topic.

In addition to the Internet, you will have to use sources found in the library, sources like journal articles and scholarly books, to get information that you can use to build your own scholarship-your literary paper.

 

Different ways to incorporate your research

Direct quotes with citations

Paraphrases with citations

Summaries with citations

MLA format

All research papers on literature use the MLA format, as it is the universal citation method for the humanities. Whenever you use a primary or secondary source, whether you are quoting or paraphrasing, you will make parenthetical citations in the MLA format [i.e. (Smith 67).]

 

Most importantly, the use of MLA style can protect you from accusations of plagiarism, which is the purposeful or accidental uncredited use of source material by other writers.

 

Point Breakdown:

 

Assignment

Description

Points

Planning Sheet

This will be some brainstorming and the basic set-up of your research paper.

15

Abstract

A 1-page description of your intent. This synopsis should include your topic/issue, how it connects to 1984 why you selected this topic and what you hope to learn.

20

Thesis Statement

The thesis must be a provable argument that connects your topic/issue to the novel and to the world at large.

30

Source Notes

A minimum of 1-page for each of your 5 sources. These notes will be headed with MLA citation information for each source followed by subject headings, quotes and paraphrased information.

50

Outline

An outline of your paper.

60

Rough Draft/Peer Edit

The first version of your entire paper. EXTENSIVE edits and revisions must be made to the first draft.

75

Final Draft

Typed in MLA format including a works cited page.

210

Total Points

 

460

 

 

Your paper may also be based on one of the following topics from Hamlet

 

1. Although some people think that Gertrude is innocent in the death of King Hamlet, it is possible that she conspired to kill her husband.

 

2. While it may be true that Hamlet did not love Ophelia, it is clear that he did.

 

3. While Hamlet did act insanely, it does not necessarily follow that he is crazy.




Due: May 5
Last Modified: May 2 8:29 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
Here is your Study Guide for Pride and Prejudice, please complete it for a project grade.
Due: Apr 15
Last Modified: Apr 15 6:59 AM
Online submissions not permitted.

Visit this page for more information on MLA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTaUHS1mnvw

Due: Apr 15
Last Modified: Apr 11 6:25 AM
Please complete your reading of Pride and Prejudice to Chapter 21.  You may read further or work on your research paper during class if time allows.

Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: Mar 15 6:24 AM
Please have a copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.  (The desk copy is a Barnes and Noble Classic Edition).

You also will need your Study Sync books for readings of:

"A Model of Christian Charity",  "American Jezebel",  "To His Excellency General

Washington",  "Liberty Tree",  and  "To My Dear and Loving Husband"

You may tear them out of your book since they must be annotated for a grade.

​​​​​​​Please enjoy your spring break and have fun!

Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: Mar 15 10:43 AM
The readings from Study Sync will be read during class and a due date will then be set.  
Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: 12/17/2018 9:31 AM
Journals are due 4/1/19.  Please use at least one page on each topic.

 Week One:  M/TU  "What I Want for Christmas"
                     W/TH  "The Best Gift I Am Giving for Christmas"

Due: Mar 11
Last Modified: Mar 11 6:25 AM
As written on the white board, your final copy of the essay is due today and tomorrow for B day classes.  We are very near to the end of the quarter, make sure that all of your work is turned in ASAP.
Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Mar 4 1:02 PM
I apologize, your rough draft was due today.  Please have it on Wednesday.  Final copies are due Monday, 11 March.  (Typed or hand printed)
Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Feb 25 1:26 PM
Writing Assignment for Hamlet Act 3

Summarize the three scenes (or describe three events) in Act 3 that you find are the most important to the meaning/structure of the play. Be sure to include direct quotes from the play to support your view. Be sure to write an introductory paragraph and then develop individual paragraphs for proof of your position. Turn in your rough draft ten minutes before the end of class. (due March 4)


Final argumentative essay topics: (pick one-date TBA)

1.Although I grant that some people think that Gertrude is innocent in the death of King Hamlet, I maintain that she is guilty.

2. While it may be true that Hamlet did not love Ophelia, it is clear that he did.

3. While it is true that Hamlet acted insanely, it does not necessarily follow that he is crazy.


Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Feb 13 6:29 AM
Second collection of Journal entries. ( topics thus far in the quarter)

"My Feelings About Polonius"

"The Luckiest Day of My Life" (taken from "Lady Fortune")

"My Plans After June First"

"_________________ " is a memorable movie because...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-760fdkm24
Due: Feb 14
Last Modified: Feb 13 7:16 AM
acuity (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles enervated (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret fecund (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat (n.) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness figment (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use hallow (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere idiosyncrasy (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy (n.) shame and disgrace
mundane (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
reputed (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
sophistry (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent ubiquitous (adj.) present or existing everywhere

Due: Feb 7
Last Modified: Feb 6 10:44 AM
Unit 5 Vocabulary Quiz on Monday/Tuesday 2-11,12

Journal entry: "The Luckiest Day of My Life"
Due: Jan 28
Last Modified: Jan 23 10:41 AM
acuity (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent
pictorially
depraved (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervated (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble,
hamstring
esoteric (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat (n.) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future
use
hallow (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly,
revere
idiosyncrasy (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy (n.) shame and disgrace
mundane (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned
with what is ordinary
nuance (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate
gradation or shade of difference
overweening (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
reputed (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread
acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
sophistry (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous (adj.) present or existing everywhere
Due: Jan 23
Last Modified: Jan 22 7:01 AM
Topic for Journal:

"My Feelings Concerning Polonius"

Due: Jan 16
Last Modified: Jan 14 6:52 AM
Recent Journal topics:  (all entries are to be one page minimum)

1/9-"My View of Hamlet As Reflected BY his Actions Thus Far In Act I."

1/14 -  "My Illusion-The Reality"



Due: Jan 14
Last Modified: Jan 9 7:10 AM
Unit 4 : incarcerate to stratagem quiz

Journal 1/7   "The best gift that I received over the holiday."

Journal 1/9   "My view of Hamlet as reflected in his actions thus far in Act 1."

Reminder:  Journal entries must be kept up to date.  I will collect them unannounced, and realize that grade will be registered as an essay grade.  PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT

Due: Jan 8
Last Modified: Jan 7 7:31 AM
Happy New Year!!!

Don't forget that we are doing one page journal entries for the rest of the semester.  The topic is assigned, or you may digress if applicable to the class.  

Topics thus far include:  

What I Want for Christmas
The Best Gift That I Am Giving
1-7-19:  "My Best Gift"

​​​​​​​Journals may be collected at anytime for an essay grade!  Please write daily!

Due: Jan 7
Last Modified: 12/6/2018 6:36 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
4.4 out of 5 stars    9,217 customer reviews  (Please have in class 1/7/19)

Due: 12/17/2018
Last Modified: 12/14/2018 7:51 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
Please complete pg. 263, 1-9 and the short answer question on Loyalty.

DON'T FORGET:  JOURNALS ARE DUE MONDAY.  THERE WILL BE NO LATE JOURNALS ACCEPTED.  IT'S THE HOLIDAYS AND YOU HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY REMINDED TO GET THIS DONE.  THERE ARE TOO MANY PAPERS TO GRADE, SO DO NOT ADD CONFUSION TO THE TASK. (IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BE ABSENT, SEND THE ASSIGNMENT IN WITH A FRIEND.)

Due: 12/17/2018
Last Modified: 12/6/2018 8:13 AM
DON'T FORGET, JOURNALS ARE DUE 17 DECEMBER!!!!!!!
Due: 12/10/2018
Last Modified: 12/10/2018 8:41 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
We are taking notes on The Arthurian Legend.  Please see the link below.  Don't forget that your journals are due Monday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ33aci39Zk
Due: 12/10/2018
Last Modified: 12/5/2018 6:48 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
Vocabulary quiz on Monday-first ten words.



Unit 4 SAT Vocabulary

atrophy (n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progressive decline or failure; (v.) to waste away

bastion (n.) a fortified place, stronghold

concord (n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant

 consummate (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection

disarray (n.) disorder, confusion; (v.) to throw into disorder

exigency (n., often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency

flotsam (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people

 frenetic (adj.) frenzied, highly agitated

glean (v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers

grouse (n.) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v.) to complain, grumble

incarcerate (v.) to imprison, confine, jail

incumbent (adj.) obligatory, required; (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of jocular (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking

ludicrous (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd

mordant (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh

nettle (n.) a prickly or stinging plant; (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience, or anger; to vex or irritate severely

pecuniary (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money

pusillanimous (adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean–spirited

recumbent (adj.) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of one sleeping or resting

stratagem (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end


Due: 12/7/2018
Last Modified: 12/5/2018 7:22 AM
Complete 1-09 page 244, don't forget the short answer box!
Due: 12/7/2018
Last Modified: 12/7/2018 11:51 AM
If you are absent, you are required to get the absence excused.  If you have made up an assignment; but, have not cleared absence, the grade will be changed to an "F" according to school policy.

Due: 11/30/2018
Last Modified: 11/29/2018 10:55 AM
There will be a 20 question test on " Federigo's...", "The Pardoner's Tale", and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" on Friday and Monday.

Due: 11/29/2018
Last Modified: 11/27/2018 12:43 PM
Online submissions not permitted.
Please answer 1-10 page 197;  plus the short answer question.
Due: 11/19/2018
Last Modified: 11/13/2018 9:16 AM
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Please read "The Pardoner's Tale" and answer the questions on page 181. The story will be read in class and the work is due at the end of the period.  If you think that you might need more time, please complete enough of the reading before class so that you can finish the questions.

Due: 11/19/2018
Last Modified: 11/14/2018 2:13 PM
Please read Federigo's Falcon and then complete page 214, don't forget the short answer question.
Due: 11/14/2018
Last Modified: 10/25/2018 6:42 AM
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Paraphrase each of the following characters in The General Prologue (pages 144-167). 


The Knight, The Squire, The Yeoman, The Nun, The Monk, The Friar, The Oxford Cleric, The Doctor, The Wife of Bath, The Parson, The Plowman, The Miller,  The Summoner, and The Pardoner.


"Reading medieval texts, such as The Canterbury Tales, can be challenging because they often contain unfamiliar words and complex sentences. One way that you can make sense of Chaucer’s work is to paraphrase, or restate information in your own words. A paraphrase is usually the same length as the original text but contains simpler language...."



It is recommended that you consult outside sources to supplement class discussion on each character; but, do not copy and paste information obtained from such websites.Only use that information to further your understanding of the character.

This writing assignment will be counted as an essay grade and should be typed and turned in on time. Please do not submit by mail. (The PDF has been posted previously.)


Due: 11/14/2018
Last Modified: 10/30/2018 9:23 AM
Grading Scale for the Canterbury Tales Prologue assignment:

A=10 characters or more, B=7-9 characters, C=4-6 characters, D=3 characters.

Due: 10/30/2018
Last Modified: 10/30/2018 8:23 AM
Here is a link to a very good lesson paraphrasing The Friar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytTKkKlxr4s
Due: 10/22/2018
Last Modified: 10/16/2018 2:34 PM
Online submissions not permitted.
Please read The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales and paraphrase (see page 143) each character introduced by Chaucer. This is an ongoing assignment and will take several classes as well your perusal of the reading outside of class. Please start with The Knight, The Squire and The Yeoman. Next you should complete The Nun, The Monk, and the Friar. If you are having difficulty please use a search engine to help. 

Due: 10/12/2018
Last Modified: 10/3/2018 10:02 AM
Please complete the Study Questions on page 93 for The Iliad.  Don't forget the short answer at the bottom of the page.  (You have been given time in class to ask questions and to begin the assignment.)  

Complete pages 22-31 in the Vocabulary Workshop book.  Go to Sadlierconnect.com and then  enter 33172 as you zip code, scroll to Doral Charter High School, enter your ID as the user name and password, and then go to the Level G vocabulary book and open it to the appropriate page.

Use the link below.

https://www.sadlierconnect.com/login.html
Due: 10/10/2018
Last Modified: 10/10/2018 6:33 AM
Here is the PDF for The Canterbury Tales  General Prologue and  pages 140-141.
Due: 10/8/2018
Last Modified: 8/29/2018 12:35 PM
After every class, please make a journal entry of at least one half page.  Record any thoughts that you may have experienced through your journey with the characters or our shared experience in class discussions.  (essay grade)
Due: 10/8/2018
Last Modified: 9/24/2018 6:31 AM
A reminder:  If would like to rewrite your summary of pages 142-145 for a higher grade, please do so.  Remember that you should read three to four lines and then restate those lines in your own words.  Note that this was a detailed assignment.    Please confer with the information at this link.    http://www.englishessaywritingtips.com/2010/12/how-do-i-write-a-summary-essay/  

Please turn in the rewrite by 10-8-18.

http://www.englishessaywritingtips.com/2010/12/how-do-i-write-a-summary-essay/
Due: 10/5/2018
Last Modified: 9/27/2018 8:23 AM
click on file for pdf
Due: 10/4/2018
Last Modified: 10/3/2018 1:35 PM
Please turn in your Study Questions from The Iliad on Th/Fr.  

Vocabulary Unit 2 is due next Friday, October 12th.

Due: 10/1/2018
Last Modified: 10/1/2018 9:59 AM
Here is the PDF for The Iliad.  Please compete 1-10 page 93 and the short answer question at the end. Due Thursday/Friday.
Due: 9/24/2018
Last Modified: 9/18/2018 1:05 PM
Your Beowulf essay due date has been moved back to M-Tu.
Due: 9/21/2018
Last Modified: 9/12/2018 7:04 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
Final Beowulf essay:

In three hundred words, recall three of Beowulf's battles and tell how each contributed to the development of his heroic stature.  Be sure to use direct quotes from each battle to support your viewpoint.  Begin with an introductory paragraph and then develop a separate paragraph for each battle.  Your conclusion should be your last paragraph. Typed please and follow directions for a written paper as per your syllabus.  Neatness counts. Turn your paper in on time or it may not be accepted.  Please staple the pages before you turn the essay in.

Due: 9/14/2018
Last Modified: 9/11/2018 11:34 AM
Complete 1-9 and the long answer  "Where Do Monsters Lurk?" on page 71 text.
Due: 9/11/2018
Last Modified: 9/6/2018 6:58 AM
Vocabulary quiz carping-invidious  (see previous list)
Due: 8/31/2018
Last Modified: 8/30/2018 6:09 AM
Construct a summary of pages 42-45 text.  Refer to PDF file and class notes.  See file below.
Due: 8/30/2018
Last Modified: 8/29/2018 9:45 AM
Please click on the link to read about why we are working on the Beowulf summary. Be prepared for discussion next class, please.
https://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-do-close-reading
Due: 8/27/2018
Last Modified: 8/21/2018 8:04 AM
Use this updated syllabus for your reference.  Please have your parents sign it and then you will return it for a homework grade. Thank you.
Due: 8/27/2018
Last Modified: 8/21/2018 12:24 PM

1


When and where you were born

2.       What was the weather like?

3.       What were your parents doing at the time?

4.       First childhood memory

5.       What toys did you play with?

6.       What tv shows did you watch?

7.       What was your favorite food?

8.       What was your nickname?

9.       Who were your best friends and what games did you play?

10.   What was your first day of day school like?

11.   What elementary did you attend? Who was your favorite teacher?  Did you receive any awards? Did you get into trouble?

12.   What was the best time you had in your elementary school years?

13.   Did you go on a long or short vacation with your family?

14.   What middle school did you attend?

15.   What were the best and the worst of times in middle school?

16.   Is high school what you expected it would be?

17.   Who are your best friends? Why do you like them? What are some of the things you share?

18.   What are your hopes and dreams for the future?


Due: 8/24/2018
Last Modified: 8/20/2018 10:48 AM
Google "Beowulf" and write a one page summary on any article or video. (CW grade)

Write a free style paper, "My Story", that tells about your life and expectations.  (Two page minimum, double spaced, 12pt.. You will be given time in class to get started.) (Essay grade)

Due: 8/24/2018
Last Modified: 8/15/2018 7:42 AM
Vocabulary quiz 8-24 (A) , 8-27 (B)  

Please disregard post for file pages 42-45

Week One Words

encomium   a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly

coherent      logical and well organized : easy to understand

 

belabor        to talk about (something) for too long : to repeat or stress (something) too    much or too often

 

eschew    to avoid (something) especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc.

acquisitive   having a strong desire to own or acquire more things

emulate   to try to be like (someone or something you admire)

 

arrogate    to take or claim (something, such as a right or a privilege) in a way that is not fair or legal

 

banal    boring or ordinary : not interesting

excoriation   to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

 

congeal   of a liquid : to become thick or solid

carping    marked by or inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism

substantiate   to prove the truth of (something)

 

temporize    to avoid making a decision or giving a definite answer in order to have more time

 

largesse    the act of giving away money or the quality of a person who gives away money; also : money that is given away

 

tenable       capable of being defended against attack or criticism

insatiable    always wanting more : not able to be satisfied

 

reconnaissance   military activity in which soldiers, airplanes, etc., are sent to find out information about an enemy

 

germane    relating to a subject in an appropriate way

ramify    to split up into branches or constituent parts

intransigent   completely unwilling to change : very stubborn

taciturn   tending to be quiet : not speaking frequently

invidious   unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people


Due: 8/20/2018
Last Modified: 8/14/2018 11:30 AM
Welcome back seniors! Please preview the two files below before class on Monday. Please bring in your completed 1984 Study Guides for extra credit (one added test grade A), they will be returned in case you need to make revisions. We will be discussing the book based on current events.  We will not be doing a chapter by chapter in depth study of the novel.  There is a comprehensive test TBA.

Our study of English Literature begins with Beowulf.  We will be doing a close reading in class.




I am looking forward to meeting you!