May 25, 2018

ALL GRADES/ STUDY….STUDY….STUDY…OR YOU WILL NOT PASS THE FINALS…..PLEASE, USE THE GIVEN STUDY GUIDES AND THE KEY TERMS GIVEN TO YOU…… 

I AM GIVING ALL CLASSES STILL ONE MORE WEEK TO FINISH UP MISSING ASSIGNMENTS. THIS MEAND THE DUE DATE IS JUNE 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THIS EXTRA TIME TO WORK ON MISSING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

11TH GRADE:

MAY 29 AND 30TH: 3RD FINAL/ PART 1:

MAY 31 AND JUNE 1ST: FINAL/PART 2:

  1. Review in DETAILS THE BOOK “THE GREAT GATSBY” THIS MEANS: THEMES, SYMBOLS, ETC…EVERYTHING WHAT IS GIVEN ON THE OUTLINE.  
  2. DON’T FORGET THE MEANING OF THE QUOTES: ”WHO” SAID IT AND THEIR ”MEANINGS”., THE TIME FRAME WHEN THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN, KNOWING THE ”DIFFERENT” CHARACTERS IN ”DETAILS” AND HOW THEY ARE RELATED TO EACH OTHER. 
  3. I WILL TAKE ONE ESSAY QUESTION FOR YOU TO DISCUSS/WRITE IN DETAILS. 
  4. THIS FINAL IS ON 30% OF YOUR GRADE. 
  5. 3RD FINAL/PART 2: WILL BE ON ALL THE TEXTS WE HAVE SEEN/READ THE 2ND SEMESTER AND THE POETRY FROM EMILY DICKINSON WITH ALL THE KEY TERMS.

12 TH GRADE: FINAL 3/ PART 1: MAY 29:

  1. Review in DETAILS THE BOOK “THE GRAPES OF WRATH” THIS MEANS: THEMES, SYMBOLS, ETC…EVERYTHING WHAT IS GIVEN ON THE OUTLINE.  
  2. DON’T FORGET THE MEANING OF THE QUOTES: ”WHO” SAID IT AND THEIR ”MEANINGS”., THE TIME FRAME WHEN THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN, KNOWING THE ”DIFFERENT” CHARACTERS IN ”DETAILS” AND HOW THEY ARE RELATED TO EACH OTHER. 
  3. I WILL TAKE ONE ESSAY QUESTION FOR YOU TO DISCUSS/WRITE IN DETAILS. 
  4. THIS FINAL IS ON 30% OF YOUR GRADE. 
  5. FINAL 3; PART 2: MAY 31: ALL THE TEXTS AND SHAKESPEARE.

 

AP: MAY 30 (3RD FINAL/PART 1) AND JUNE 1ST.(3RD FINAL/PART 2)

PART 1: THE 2 BOOKS: 

  1. Review in DETAILS THE BOOK “THE GREAT GATSBY” AND THE “GRAPES OF WRATH.” THIS MEANS: THEMES, SYMBOLS, ETC…EVERYTHING WHAT IS GIVEN ON THE OUTLINE.  
  2. DON’T FORGET THE MEANING OF THE QUOTES: ”WHO” SAID IT AND THEIR ”MEANINGS”., THE TIME FRAME WHEN THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN, KNOWING THE ”DIFFERENT” CHARACTERS IN ”DETAILS” AND HOW THEY ARE RELATED TO EACH OTHER. 
  3. I WILL TAKE ONE ESSAY QUESTION FOR YOU TO DISCUSS/WRITE IN DETAILS. 
  4. THIS FINAL IS ON 30% OF YOUR GRADE. 

PART 2:

  1. ALL TEXTS AND SHAKESPEARE.

 

 

May 4, 2018

ALL GRADES: WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS. I WILL NOT GIVE YOU THIS OPPORTUNITY UNTIL (MAYBE) THE END OF MAY. 

AP: CONTINUE READING THE BOOK TOWARDS THE END. I AM GIVING YOUR 2 WEEKS TO FINISH IT UP. ALL WORK IS DUE BY MAY 18/ NO EXCEPTIONS. I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU THE QUESTIONS IN CLASS ON MONDAY/REMIND ME OF THIS, PLEASE.

 

May 2, 2018

11th grade: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, PLEASE. THX.

  1. Work on missing assignments.
  2. http://faculty.wiu.edu/D-Banash/eng195/WalkerOrwell.pdf
  3. Read the text of “AM I BLUE” pages 137/138/139/140/141.
  4. Answer the following 3 questions:   page 141
  5. Read the next text: George Orwell “Shooting an Elephant.”  WRITE A 1/2 PAGE summary.     
  6. The ESSAY/research paper of JUULING is due by Friday, May 4, MIDNIGHT.
  7. WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

12th grade:

 WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

AP: Read the text of Annie Dillard “Seeing”

https://aimeeknight.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/seeing.pdf

  1. In ‘Seeing,’ why does Annie Dillard begin with the metaphor of the hidden penny?
  2. Which of the following themes are present in the essay ‘Seeing’?
  3. What is a pilgrim?
  4. What is the subject of the essay?
  5. What authority does the author implicitly or explicitly claim? (hint: 2 paragraph)
  6. Make a list of all the people and creatures mentioned in the essay?
  7. Write a 1/2 page summary/ WATCH THE GRAMMAR
  8. Keep on reading the chapters 16/17/18 in the book.

May 1, 2018

11th grade: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, PLEASE. THX.

  1. Work on missing assignments.
  2. http://faculty.wiu.edu/D-Banash/eng195/WalkerOrwell.pdf
  3. Read the text of “AM I BLUE” pages 137/138/139/140/141.
  4. Answer the following 3 questions:   page 141
  5. Read the next text: George Orwell “Shooting an Elephant.”  WRITE A 1/2 PAGE summary.     
  6. The ESSAY/research paper of JUULING is due by Friday, May 4, MIDNIGHT.

AP: read chapters 10-15 of the book.

Chapter 10

  1. What does Tom reply to his mother’s concern over what California is really like?

2. What info does tom give her about California?

3. Why does Casy want to go to California with the Joads?

4. What’s Tom’s definition of preaching?

5. What was decided in the family council?How was it decided?

6. How do they get Grampa on the truck?

Chapter 11

1. Why is the land “vacant”? What does this mean?

2. What is the only thing alive? How is this ironic?

3. What is the difference between a horse and a tractor when they stop working?

4. Explain this line: “…the land is so much more than its analysis.”

5. How does the absence of farmers affect animal life?

6. How do the houses die without the farmers?

Chapter 12

  1. Which family is traveling in ch. 12?
  2. Why is it important to mention all of the towns and states that the families are going through?
  3. Why is it important to show the conversation between the tire salesman and the family?
  4. How does he treat them?
  5. When the family member tells him (tire salesman) of the advertisement showcasing high paying jobs in California, how does he respond?
  6. When the fan belt breaks, what do they use?
  7. How does the tire salesman try to cheat them?
  8. What are some of the struggles presented in this chapter that the travelers are being presented with?
  9. How many people are said to be on the road?
  10. How did some people , who did not have a vehicle, get to California?
  11.  Name some things being left on the highway.
  12. How is the chapter important in regards to the Joad’s journey?
  13. What Biblical reference could this chapter be foreshadowing?

Chapter 13

1. List the order of the towns and the distances from town to town. Going from east to west may (like a map) may be easier to see. Update this as we go in your notebook.

<— West East —>

2. How is Al the “soul of the car”?

3. Why does Ma only think of today and not think about what could happen to the family?

4. What are the traveling conditions? What issues also surround privacy?

5. What problems are seen by the fat man at the gas station?

6. According to Jim Casy, why do people keep moving?

7. What does Tom equate with the tractors that put him out of his home? Explain his meaning.

8. How is Connie “making a small orbit about” Rose of Sharon?

9. How is the dog and the car that hit him a metaphor for the time?

10. Explain the different reactions to the dog between Ruthie and Winfield.

11. Where does Route 66 begin? How do the kids react to seeing this city? Why?

12. How does Tom win over the man by the side of the road (when talking about stopping)?

13. How does Sairy Wilson exemplify Jim Casy’s ideas?

14. What are Grampa’s symptoms? What might they indicate?

15. If Steinbeck has a message about organized religion, how might this chapter explain part of his feelings about it?

16. How might Steinbeck be using Naturalism during the death scene? Look back at the descriptions of Naturalism for help.

17. How does “the family” become “a unit” again?

18. How do the notions of dignity and charity conflict in the Joads’ minds?

19. How is the discussion of Grampa’s burial an example of Pragmatism?

20. Explain the irony of Tom’s words regarding the government and dead men.

21. When does Sairy voice Jim Casy’s belief? Record the line(s).

 22. Explain Pa’s words about dignity (“holdin’ in”).

23. What two aphorisms are spoken by Rose of Sharon and Sairy? What do they mean? What do they reveal about the people?

24. What is the connection between the line of scripture placed in the bottle (Psalm 32:1) for Grampa and the situation?

25. Why does Jim Casy decide to help the families with his words even though he’s not a preacher any more?

26. What part of Jim Casy’s “prayer” is an example of Transcendentalism? How do you know?

27. How did Grampa die “the minute” they “took ‘im off the place”? How has he returned in a sense (think about what was lost)?

28. How is the situation of the Wilson family just like the Joads’ situation? How are their beliefs the same? What is Steinbeck showing the reader?

29. What is the problem with the number of handbills? How do the families explain this away?

30. What does no family member want to be on another? What does this reveal?

31. How are Jim Casy’s beliefs further reinforced by the events at the end of the chapter?

Chapter 14

1. What is an example of paradox?

2. Three very important movements are happening in this chapter. Name all three and explain in details/ what is their significance.

3. Find pathos in this chapter with an example and explain.

4. A person used to say, “I lost my land,” now that person says, “We lost our land.” What is the meaning of this statement? 

5. Is there “a revolution in this unity of the migrants?” Explain.

Chapter 15

  1. Summarize this chapter 15.

April 27, 2018

AP: read chapters 10-15 of the book.

Chapter 10

  1. What does Tom reply to his mother’s concern over what California is really like?

2. What info does tom give her about California?

3. Why does Casy want to go to California with the Joads?

4. What’s Tom’s definition of preaching?

5. What was decided in the family council?How was it decided?

6. How do they get Grampa on the truck?

Chapter 11

1. Why is the land “vacant”? What does this mean?

2. What is the only thing alive? How is this ironic?

3. What is the difference between a horse and a tractor when they stop working?

4. Explain this line: “…the land is so much more than its analysis.”

5. How does the absence of farmers affect animal life?

6. How do the houses die without the farmers?

Chapter 12

  1. Which family is traveling in ch. 12?
  2. Why is it important to mention all of the towns and states that the families are going through?
  3. Why is it important to show the conversation between the tire salesman and the family?
  4. How does he treat them?
  5. When the family member tells him (tire salesman) of the advertisement showcasing high paying jobs in California, how does he respond?
  6. When the fan belt breaks, what do they use?
  7. How does the tire salesman try to cheat them?
  8. What are some of the struggles presented in this chapter that the travelers are being presented with?
  9. How many people are said to be on the road?
  10. How did some people , who did not have a vehicle, get to California?
  11.  Name some things being left on the highway.
  12. How is the chapter important in regards to the Joad’s journey?
  13. What Biblical reference could this chapter be foreshadowing?

Chapter 13

1. List the order of the towns and the distances from town to town. Going from east to west may (like a map) may be easier to see. Update this as we go in your notebook.

<— West East —>

2. How is Al the “soul of the car”?

3. Why does Ma only think of today and not think about what could happen to the family?

4. What are the traveling conditions? What issues also surround privacy?

5. What problems are seen by the fat man at the gas station?

6. According to Jim Casy, why do people keep moving?

7. What does Tom equate with the tractors that put him out of his home? Explain his meaning.

8. How is Connie “making a small orbit about” Rose of Sharon?

9. How is the dog and the car that hit him a metaphor for the time?

10. Explain the different reactions to the dog between Ruthie and Winfield.

11. Where does Route 66 begin? How do the kids react to seeing this city? Why?

12. How does Tom win over the man by the side of the road (when talking about stopping)?

13. How does Sairy Wilson exemplify Jim Casy’s ideas?

14. What are Grampa’s symptoms? What might they indicate?

15. If Steinbeck has a message about organized religion, how might this chapter explain part of his feelings about it?

16. How might Steinbeck be using Naturalism during the death scene? Look back at the descriptions of Naturalism for help.

17. How does “the family” become “a unit” again?

18. How do the notions of dignity and charity conflict in the Joads’ minds?

19. How is the discussion of Grampa’s burial an example of Pragmatism?

20. Explain the irony of Tom’s words regarding the government and dead men.

21. When does Sairy voice Jim Casy’s belief? Record the line(s).

 22. Explain Pa’s words about dignity (“holdin’ in”).

23. What two aphorisms are spoken by Rose of Sharon and Sairy? What do they mean? What do they reveal about the people?

24. What is the connection between the line of scripture placed in the bottle (Psalm 32:1) for Grampa and the situation?

25. Why does Jim Casy decide to help the families with his words even though he’s not a preacher any more?

26. What part of Jim Casy’s “prayer” is an example of Transcendentalism? How do you know?

27. How did Grampa die “the minute” they “took ‘im off the place”? How has he returned in a sense (think about what was lost)?

28. How is the situation of the Wilson family just like the Joads’ situation? How are their beliefs the same? What is Steinbeck showing the reader?

29. What is the problem with the number of handbills? How do the families explain this away?

30. What does no family member want to be on another? What does this reveal?

31. How are Jim Casy’s beliefs further reinforced by the events at the end of the chapter?

Chapter 14

1. What is an example of paradox?

2. Three very important movements are happening in this chapter. Name all three and explain in details/ what is their significance.

3. Find pathos in this chapter with an example and explain.

4. A person used to say, “I lost my land,” now that person says, “We lost our land.” What is the meaning of this statement? 

5. Is there “a revolution in this unity of the migrants?” Explain.

Chapter 15

  1. Summarize this chapter 15.

April 26, 2018

11 and 12th graders: WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS; DUE BY 4PM TOMORROW

AP:

  1. I will still accept missing work up to 4pm on Friday, April 27.
  2. read the next 5 chapters of the book: The Grapes of Wrath. (ch. 6/7/8/9 and 10) please, read….maybe a pop-quiz will follow, who knows?????:):):):):)::):(:(:(:(:

April 10, 2018

11 th grade: YOUR TECHNOLOGY ESSAY, THE ROUGH DRAFT NEEDS TO BE DONE BY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY. WE WILL WORK ON THIS IN CLASS. THE FINAL ESSAY IS DUE ON MONDAY: NO EXCEPTIONS

  1. Read the text: ” The Most Dangerous Game.”
  2. Answer the following questions: http://www.dukeofdefinition.com/dangerous_game.pdf
    1. What is the meaning of “pure Imagination?”
    2. Zaroff states: ” There is no greater bore then perfection?” explain this statement.
    3. When Rainsford is smoking, what is going on at that very moment?
    4. Give me 2 examples of each ( if any in this short story): metaphor, simile, sensory language, personification, hyperbole (exaggeration) and foreshadowing.
    5. What do you think happens after the ending of “The Most Dangerous Game?”
    6. Who uses the word “superstitious” and explain.
    7. What is an  “internal character” and who represent the most to this story as an internal character?
    8.  Why is this island called: “Ship-Trap Island?
    9. How does Zaroff stock his island with games? Give examples?
    10. How do we know that Rainsford is a very fit man? Give examples.
    11. How long was the chase and describe this chase in details?
    12. Zaroff believes in the philosophies of Richard Connell. Give one of the quotes and explain in detail.
    13. What is the reason that Rainsford falls of the yacht?
    14. Describe General Zaroff in details, such as character traits?
    15. Do you agree with General Zaroff that “life is for the strong?” Explain in details.
    16. What happen to the men if they choose not to be hunted?
    17. Which animal does Zaroff consider to be the most dangerous game?
    18. What do you admire or dislike about Rainsford?
    19. Why does Rainsford calls himself a “beast at bay?”
    20. What are the “internal conflicts” in the story?
    21. What is borsch? Explain significant’s is this in regards of Zaroff’s meal? Symbolic?
    22. What is the plot twist in the resolution?
    23. Why does Rainsford agree to be hunted?
    24. How is Rainsford cunning?
    25. Is Rainsford responsible for Zaroff’s death?
    26. What is the theme? Symbols?
    27. Who is the antagonist? Give 10 characteristics of him.
    28. Describe the environment where the game takes place?
    29. What is a commercial fiction story? Give 5 elements and examples.
    30. What is the view point of the author?
    31. WRITE A 1/2 PAGE SUMMARY OVER THIS STORY. THIS IS ALL DUE ON MONDAY AS WELL/NO EXCEPTIONS.

     

    12th grade: DUE Monday, April 16

    READ THE 2 STORIES IN THE GIVEN PACKET. DUE ON MONDAY/ NO EXCEPTIONS.

    AP: DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH.

    1. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ON THE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHEET/ IN DETAILS. 

    2. READ: “The Possibility of Evil”           a. highlight 5 words per paragragh.           b. write a 1/2 page summary.

    3. READ: “The Gift of the Magi.” answer the following questions: 

    “The Gift of the Magi” Questions for Critical Reading

    Review these questions. Take time to create your responses.

    1. What are instance of irony in the short story?
    2. What is the significance of “3” in the story?    a. The story has three main characters: Della, Jim, and Madame Sophronie                                                              b. Della counts her money three times (para. 1).           c. The narrator says that “Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles” (para. 2).d. A reference is made to the Queen of Sheba, who gave King Solomon three types of gifts: spices, gold, and jewels.                                                                              e. A sentence in para. 5 states, “She stood by the window and looked out dully at a grey cat walking a grey fence in a grey backyard.”                                         f. The narrator alliteratively describes Della as speaking with “sudden serious sweetness.”                   g. Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar are the three magi, with three homelands.                                                        h. The magi offered three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.                                                                              i. The story centers on three valuables: Jim’s gold watch, Della’s hair, and the love that Jim and Della share.
    3. Several passages in the story give subtle clues about Jim. Identify at least three passages that reveal aspects of Jim’s character and explain their significance.
    4. Why does the author make reference to the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon?
    5. What aspects of the story would be revealed or hidden if it were told from another point of view? For instance, how would the story change if it were told completely from Jim’s perspective?
    6. Who is the protagonist? Who or what is the antagonist?
    7. How would the story change if the setting were different? Would this be an effective story if it were set in today’s time?
    8. Is there foreshadowing in the story?
    9. Does the story end the way that you expect? Why or why not?

    10. Would you invite either Della or Jim over for dinner? Why or why not?

    1. Pretend that Jim sold his gold watch in a newspaper ad instead. Write the newspaper ad for Jim’s gold watch. What details would he include? Would he divulge the reasoning behind him selling his possession?
    2. If Della had had short hair in the beginning of the story, what do you think that she would have done/sold in order to pay for the gold chain? Why do you think so?

April 9th, 2018

11th grade:

Periods 1 and 2: write in MLA format of the “Are you distracted by technology? FINAL DRAFT DUE ON THURSDAY

Periods 6 and 8:  write in MLA format of the “Are you distracted by technology? FINAL DRAFT DUE ON FRIDAY

12th grade: DUE BY TUESDAY APRIL 10/ NO EXCEPTIONS.

  1. Read the text: ” The Most Dangerous Game.”
  2. Answer the following questions: http://www.dukeofdefinition.com/dangerous_game.pdf
    1. What is the meaning of “pure Imagination?”
    2. Zaroff states: ” There is no greater bore then perfection?” explain this statement.
    3. When Rainsford is smoking, what is going on at that very moment?
    4. Give me 2 examples of each ( if any in this short story): metaphor, simile, sensory language, personification, hyperbole (exaggeration) and foreshadowing.
    5. What do you think happens after the ending of “The Most Dangerous Game?”
    6. Who uses the word “superstitious” and explain.
    7. What is an  “internal character” and who represent the most to this story as an internal character?
    8.  Why is this island called: “Ship-Trap Island?
    9. How does Zaroff stock his island with games? Give examples?
    10. How do we know that Rainsford is a very fit man? Give examples.
    11. How long was the chase and describe this chase in details?
    12. Zaroff believes in the philosophies of Richard Connell. Give one of the quotes and explain in detail.
    13. What is the reason that Rainsford falls of the yacht?
    14. Describe General Zaroff in details, such as character traits?
    15. Do you agree with General Zaroff that “life is for the strong?” Explain in details.
    16. What happen to the men if they choose not to be hunted?
    17. Which animal does Zaroff consider to be the most dangerous game?
    18. What do you admire or dislike about Rainsford?
    19. Why does Rainsford calls himself a “beast at bay?”
    20. What are the “internal conflicts” in the story?
    21. What is borsch? Explain significant’s is this in regards of Zaroff’s meal? Symbolic?
    22. What is the plot twist in the resolution?
    23. Why does Rainsford agree to be hunted?
    24. How is Rainsford cunning?
    25. Is Rainsford responsible for Zaroff’s death?
    26. What is the theme? Symbols?
    27. Who is the antagonist? Give 10 characteristics of him.
    28. Describe the environment where the game takes place?
    29. What is a commercial fiction story? Give 5 elements and examples.
    30. What is the view point of the author?
    31. WRITE A 1/2 PAGE SUMMARY OVER THIS STORY.

     

    AP:

    1. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ON THE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHEET/ IN DETAILS. 

    2. READ: “The Possibility of Evil”           a. highlight 5 words per paragragh.           b. write a 1/2 page summary.

    3. READ: “The Gift of the Magi.” answer the following questions: 

    “The Gift of the Magi” Questions for Critical Reading

    Review these questions. Take time to create your responses.

    1. What are instance of irony in the short story?
    2. What is the significance of “3” in the story?a. The story has three main characters: Della, Jim, and Madame Sophronie                                                              b. Della counts her money three times (para. 1).           c. The narrator says that “Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles” (para. 2).d. A reference is made to the Queen of Sheba, who gave King Solomon three types of gifts: spices, gold, and jewels.                                                                              e. A sentence in para. 5 states, “She stood by the window and looked out dully at a grey cat walking a grey fence in a grey backyard.”                                         f. The narrator alliteratively describes Della as speaking with “sudden serious sweetness.”                   g. Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar are the three magi, with three homelands.                                                        h. The magi offered three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.                                                                              i. The story centers on three valuables: Jim’s gold watch, Della’s hair, and the love that Jim and Della share.
    3. Several passages in the story give subtle clues about Jim. Identify at least three passages that reveal aspects of Jim’s character and explain their significance.
    4. Why does the author make reference to the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon?
    5. What aspects of the story would be revealed or hidden if it were told from another point of view? For instance, how would the story change if it were told completely from Jim’s perspective?
    6. Who is the protagonist? Who or what is the antagonist?
    7. How would the story change if the setting were different? Would this be an effective story if it were set in today’s time?
    8. Is there foreshadowing in the story?
    9. Does the story end the way that you expect? Why or why not?

    10. Would you invite either Della or Jim over for dinner? Why or why not?

    1. Pretend that Jim sold his gold watch in a newspaper ad instead. Write the newspaper ad for Jim’s gold watch. What details would he include? Would he divulge the reasoning behind him selling his possession?
    2. If Della had had short hair in the beginning of the story, what do you think that she would have done/sold in order to pay for the gold chain? Why do you think so?