June 6, 2017

10TH AND 11 TH GRADERS::::::::!!!!!!!!

ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE TOMORROW , WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT….NO EXCEPTIONS…..

BRING IN ALL THE BOOKS FROM THE WHOLE YEAR…IF NOT…YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 1, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. MISSING WORK …..PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK ON THE ILLUMINATE…PLEASE….MANY OF YOU ARE MISSING PROMPTS 1,2,3,4,5, AND 6.
  2. LAST HW WAS THE ANNOTATION OF THE 2 ARTICLES. READ, 2 POINT OF VIEWS PER PARAGRAPHS, ANSWER THE QUESTION AT THE END OF EACH TEXT, AND WRITE A 1/2 PAGE REFLECTION FOR EACH ARTICLE.
  3. STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DONE WITH THE FINALS OR PART OF A FINAL DUE TO ILLNESS OR FOR WHATEVER REASON, NEED TO COME SEE ME DURING LUNCH TO MAKE UP THEIR FINALS. IF YOU DO NOT DO SO, BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, NO MORE MAKE-UP!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. GRADES ARE DAILY PUT IN THE GRADE BOOK. PLEASE, CHECK FOR MISSING WORK….YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 th grade:

  1. TOMORROW , YOU HAVE YOUR FINAL FOR LIT. PLEASE, REVIEW IN DETAIL THE BOOK THE GREAT GATSBY. THE QUESTIONS ARE VERY DETAILED ORIENTED AND YOU DO NEED TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS OF LIT, AS WE REVIEWED IN CLASS.

May 26, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. PLEASE LOG IN ON ILLUMINATE AND SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY MISSING ASSIGNMENTS. THE WORK IS REALLY CLEARLY  NOTED WHICH ONES YOU DID. IF I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY WORK, IT WILL REFLECT AS A 1.
  2. HW: THE 2 PAGE TEXT ABOUT “WHY AMERICANS…..” AND “CHICAGO SCHOOL…..” : I NEED 2 ANNOTATIONS PER PARAGRAPHS, LIKE THE AUTHOR POINT OF VIEW AND YOUR POINT OF VIEW.  ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AT THE END OF EACH TEXT. AND FOR EACH ARTICLE, YOU NEED TO WRITE A HALF PAGE REFLECTION OVER THE TEXT.

11.TH GRADE:

  1. THE 2 ARTICLES: READ THE 2 TEXTS AND ANNOTATE : I NEED 2 ANNOTATIONS PER PARAGRAPHS, LIKE THE AUTHOR POINT OF VIEW AND YOUR POINT OF VIEW.  ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AT THE END OF EACH TEXT. AND FOR EACH ARTICLE, YOU NEED TO WRITE A HALF PAGE REFLECTION OVER THE TEXT.  

May 23, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. MISSING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEADLINE IN JUNE 7.
  2. POETRY FINAL FOR PERIODS 2 AND 4: MAY 23
  3. POETRY FINAL FOR PERIODS 5,7, AND 8: MAY 24
  4. MAY 25: WRITING PROMPT: PERIODS 2 AND 4
  5. MAY 26: WRITING PROMPT: PERIODS 5,7, AND 8.
  6. JUNE 1: FINAL LIT: PERIODS 2 AND 4
  7. JUNE 2: FINAL LIT: PERIODS 5, 7 AND 8.
  8. 5TH WRITING PROPMT: EUTHANASIA (MERCY KILLING) SHOULD BE LEGALIZED? DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 26.
  9. NEW PROMPT # 6: “SHOULD TEEN CRIMINALS BE LOCKED UP IN ADULT PRISONS?” DUE ON JUNE 2.

May 19, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. MISSING WORK.
  2. POETRY FINAL FOR PERIODS 2 AND 4: MAY 23
  3. POETRY FINAL FOR PERIODS 5,7, AND 8: MAY 24
  4. MAY 25: WRITING PROMPT: PERIODS 2 AND 4
  5. MAY 26: WRITING PROMPT: PERIODS 5,7, AND 8.
  6. JUNE 1: FINAL LIT: PERIODS 2 AND 4
  7. JUNE 2: FINAL LIT: PERIODS 5, 7 AND 8.
  8. 5TH WRITING PROPMT: EUTHANASIA (MERCY KILLING) SHOULD BE LEGALIZED? DUE NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 26.

11 th grade:

  1. MAY 24: POETRY FINAL: LIMERICKS, HAIKU, SONNETS, FREE VERSE.
  2. MAY 26: FINAL WRITNG PROMPT
  3. JUNE 2: FINAL OVER THE GREAT GATSBY

May 18, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. MISSING PROMPTS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 4th prompt in due on Friday May 19, 2017
  3. Finish with the analyzing of the poem by ROBERT FROST.
  4. START STUDYING THE ELEMENTS OF POETRY.
  5. MAY 23 AND MAY 24: POETRY

11 TH GRADE:

  1. MISSING WORK IS DUE ASAP!!!!
  2. Look at the blog for the last text to annotate and answer the questions.
  3. FINAL FOR POETRY ON MAY 24

May 15/16, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. NEW PROMPT/ DUE ON FRIDAY/TYPED/ 12 FONDS/ DOUBLE SPACED: “SHOULD HUNTING BE BANNED AS A SPORT?” 1 TO 2 PAGES.
  2. Start studying for the poem final for next Tuesday and Wednesday.

11TH GRADE: NEW TEXT: READ AND ANNOTATE AS IN CLASS. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW THE ARTICLE.

  1. World population: Seven billion people – and counting

    The facts, the forecasts; what does the future hold for the globe’s newest citizens as we reach another milestone?

    David Randall, Emily Dugan

    Sunday, 30 October 2011
    Some time tomorrow, says the United Nations with unlikely exactitude, a child will be born who will bring the world population to seven billion. This much-anticipated milestone has occasioned much gloomy forecasting, a feature of demographics ever since the Rev Thomas Malthus first did his calculations and concluded we were doomed.
    But, as his later devotees discovered, population growth rates are highly susceptible to changes in wealth and education: if they rise, birth rates fall. Nor are available resources likely to remain constant. They can be used up, but alternatives will be invented, just as the car replaced the horse. Technology does not remain static. Predictions, especially from pressure groups, need to be handled with caution. But here, as population passes a milestone, are the salient facts (and forecasts):
    Short- to medium-term projections The UN says with some certainty world population will be nine billion by 2050 – the equivalent of adding almost two Chinas. Much of the present and medium-term growth comes from Africa, where population is now growing at 2.3 per cent a year – more than twice Asia’s rate. Some experts have simply applied this rate to the rest of the century and forecast that Africa’s population will treble by 2100. Economic growth and education make that unlikely.
    Long-term projections The global fertility rate – the number of children per couple – is about 2.5, but in richer countries this number has already nosedived. And while exact predictions vary, most suggest the global population will peak at about nine to 10 billion around 2070 and then start to fall, perhaps swiftly.
    Food Today, about a billion people suffer from malnutrition. Investment in agriculture is not keeping pace with population growth. Nearly 30 years ago, about 25 per cent of US foreign aid went to agriculture. It is now 1 per cent. To feed the two billion more mouths predicted by 2050, says the UN, food production will have to increase by 70 per cent.
    Fertility In many countries, fertility is high because women are poor, face sexual violence and have limited access to family planning. In Kenya, says the UN, 43 per cent ofpregnancies are unwanted, and at least 2,600 women die in hospital after backstreet abortions. In Somalia, where 70 per cent are under 30, only 1 per cent of married women have access to modern contraception. Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson said, while visiting in July: “One of the ways you open up a conversation is to ask how many children do you have. Not a single woman said less than six children. They were having seven, eight, nine children because they hoped maybe one or two might survive – an appalling situation.”
    Water Usage has grown at more than twice the rate of population in the past century, and will rise by 50 per cent between 2007 and 2025 in developing nations, and 18 per cent in developed ones. Today, more than a billion people lack access to clean drinking water, and two billion do not have adequate sanitation. About five million, mainly children, die from waterborne diseases each year.
    Urbanisation In 1950, about 730 million people lived in cities. By 2009, it was nearly 3.5 billion and in four decades it will be 6.3 billion, says the UN.
    Ageing population Some forecast that, if falling birth rates in Western Europe continue, the continent could have less than half of its present population by 2200. What is certain is that, by 2030, more than a third of people in some countries will be aged over 65, an imbalance which produces severe pressure on health and care services, and many disputes – as we are already finding – over pension age.
    Based on research by Reuters
    Questions for Discussion:

    1. What was the most surprising or shocking projection listed in the article? Why?
    2. What steps would you recommend governments take to meet the population growth?

May 10, 2017

10 th grade:

  1. MISSING WORK ASAP!!!!!!!
  2. BOOK REPORT DUE BY FRIDAY MIDNIGHT…..NO EXCEPTIONS……..
  3. THE 3RD PROMPT  ABOUT THE ANIMALS BEING USED FOR TESTING…….2 PAGE ESSAY IF YOU ARE AGREE WITH THIS OR NOT. PROOF/EVIDENCE….DUE FRIDAY

11th grade: DUE FRIDAY.

  1. RE-READ THE TEXT FROM CLASS: “THE GROWING NUCLEAR THREAT FROM NORTH KOREA.”
  2. WRITE A 1/2 PAGE REFLECTION.
  3. EXTRA CREDIT: ANSWER THE 2 “POSSIBLE RESPONSE QUESTIONS.”

May 8, 2017

10th grade:

  1. KEEP ON WRITING THE BOOK REPORT…IT IS DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 12 MIDNIGHT. TYPED, DOUBLE SPACES, 12 FOND……NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. WRITING PROMPT FOR FRIDAY, MAY 8 AS WELL: SHOULD ANIMAL BEING USED TO TEST NEW PRODUCTS? ARGUMENTATIVE AND GIVE AT LEAST THREE EXAMPLES.

11 th grade: 

  1. QUESTIONS: 1. describe the characters: father, mother, and their 2 kids.     2. write your own gruesome fable with technological and desctructive consequences (2 pages long): DUE FRIDAY, MAY 8.