I hope that you all had a fantastic Spring Break.

ENGLISH 10: Today, we started our Romeo and Juliet unit.  If you were away, you need to get a copy of the Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt and the introductory notes.

 

 

ENGLISH 12: Today, we started our Hamlet unit.  If you were away, you need to get the introductory notes.

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ENGLISH 10

  • Animal Farm unit quiz tomorrow.
  • All of your Farmtopia components must be posted on the wall tomorrow.

ENGLISH 12

  • Debates continue tomorrow.  Great job to those who battled it out today
  • Flash Fiction #2 due tomorrow.

ENGLISH 10:

  • Read chapters 6+7
  • Focus Questions  (homework)
    • By the end of chapter 5, it becomes increasingly apparent that Snowball and Napoleon have different ideas for the farm.  Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Snowball and Napoleon. (6)
    • What are Squealer’s personality traits?  How might his name be symbolic? (4)
    • What was Napoleon’s part in the Battle of the Cowshed?  What does this tell us about his role on Animal Farm? (2)
    • How does Boxer’s reaction to killing a human contrast with Snowball’s response? (1)
    • What happens to Mollie?  What might her disappearance tell us about life on Anmal Farm? (2)

ENGLISH 10

  • To Kill a Mockingbird essays are due on Monday, March 14th
  • Please read chapters 4 + 5 of Animal Farm

ENGLISH 12

  • Flash Fiction #2 must include the following:
    • object: cold metal water bottle
    • taste: overly sweet frosting
    • vocabulary: erudite (having profound knowledge)
    • idea: A good life does not have to be complex
  • Our debate unit begins on Monday.
    • Be it resolved that Hollywood has a negative effect on the world
      • Adam, Adam and Nolan Ryan vs. Ceanne, Melissa & Dan
    • Be it resolved that video and audio surveillance should be utilized in public schools.
      • Brendan Flower, Shayla, and Elena vs. Cristina, Jennifer, and Kaylee
    • Be is resolved that post-secondary schooling should be paid by the government.
      • Kevin, Tara, and Free vs. Amanda, Derek, and Nigel
    • Be it resolved that school uniforms should be mandated in public schools
      • Melanie, Dayle, and Justin vs. Nathan, Joel, and Chris
    • Be it resolved that elective cosmetic surgery should be banned.
      • Chantal & Savannah vs. Coralie and Brenden Fatt

ENGLISH 10: Complete the questions for Animal Farm if you didn’t do so during class.  Read chapters 2 & 3

ENGLISH 12: Flash Fictions are due tomorrow.

ENGLISH 10:

  • Essay rough drafts are due on Wednesday, March 8th.  If you are going to be away, please have your draft ready for Tuesday, March 7th.

ENGLISH 12:

  • I will accept paragraphs on “The Snob” up until noon on Sunday – no penalty.  The topic is: Discuss irony in the short story, “The Snob”
  • Your Catcher in the Rye essays are due on Tuesday, March 7th.  If you would like me take a look at a draft, please share me on a google doc by Monday.  I will likely have around noon to edit and give advice.
  • Today is the FINAL DEADLINE for medical reports on Holden Caulfield.  If I do not receive yours electronically by midnight, you will get a ZERO!!!!
  • Flash Fiction Friday:  Write a creative flash fiction (flash as in short: 2 pages double spaced maximum).  Your story must include the following:
  1. object: small tarnished penny
  2. taste: smooth and creamy taste of vanilla ice cream
  3. idea: surprises can make life interesting
  4. vocabulary: clandestine

This is due next Friday.  Have fun!!

ENGLISH 10

To Kill a Mockingbird part 2 test is tomorrow.

  • Part I: Vocabulary (words: furtive,adamant, sordid, squalid, brevity, inconsistent, alien, frivolous, affirmative, and antagonize)
  • Part II: Quote Analysis
  • Part III: Short Answer
  • Part IV: Paragraph Response

Important Dates: To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Rough Draft due on Wednesday, March 8th (If you will be away for lacrosse, you must have your rough draft ready for March 7th).  The polished essay is due on Monday, March 14th.

ENGLISH 12:

Finish reading Morley Callaghan’s “The Snob” and write a literary paragraph (approximately 200 words) on the following topic: Discuss irony in the the short story, “The Snob”  If possible, please send me a google doc.