September 25, 2017

11 th grade:

  1. WORK ON MISSING WORK
  2. FINISH UP THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLES BEFORE 8PM
  3. FINISH READING THE BOOK

12TH GRADE:

  1. WORK ON MISSING WORK
  2. FINISH UP THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE BEFORE 8PM
  3. FINISH READING THE BOOK

AP:

  1. WORK ON MISSING  AND/OR RE-WORK WORK
  2. FINISH READING THE BOOK
  3. FINISH UP THE ARTICLE BEFORE 8PM

September 22, 2017

11th grade:

  1. FINISH READING THE BOOK.
  2. WORK ON MISSING WORK.

12 th grade:

  1. FINISH READING THE BOOK.
  2. WORK ON MISSING WORK.

AP:

  1. FINISH READING THE BOOK.
  2. WORK ON YOUR DRAFT OF THE ESSAY “HOMELESSNESS” …..MERCI BEAUCOUP….GARCIAS..PEEEEEPSSSSSSS…DONT LAUGH SCHARLOT….AND JACKIE…I WAS IN MY MUSICCCCC…LALALALALALA

September 21, 2017

11th grade:

  1. MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
  2. HW: Rephrasing the Declaration of Independence: Due Friday.
  3. KEEP READING THE BOOK.

12th grade:

  1. MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
  2. Read the part 1/chapter 1 of “1984” and DO NOT ANNOTATE. ONLY READING, WRITING A 1 PAGE SUMMARY AND DISCUSS EACH CHARACTER IN ONE PARAGRAPH.
  3. KEEP READING THE BOOK.

AP: 

1. DUE BY FRIDAY: final draft of the expository essay. The essay of HOMELESSNESS…..is due, as a ROUGH DRAFT, by friday.

2. Keep on reading in your book.

3. Read the examples of the DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY…..highlight the adjectives.

4. KEEP READING THE BOOK.

September 20, 2017

11 th grade:

  1. MISSING ASSIGNMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grades are due by Oct. 3rd.
  2. HW: Rephrasing the Declaration of Independence: Due Friday.
  3. Keep on reading the book. You only have a 1 1/2 week left.

12th grade:

  1. Write a minimum of 30 differences of our society/government and the one in 1984/ the movie./ ballots points is fine.
  2. Keep on reading the book. You have only a 1 1/2 week left before we attar discussing it in class. 

AP:

  1. DUE BY FRIDAY: final draft of the expository essay.
  2. The essay of HOMELESSNESS…..is due, as a ROUGH DRAFT, by midnight today.
  3. Keep on reading in your book.
  4. Read the examples of the DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY…..highlight the adjectives.

September 19, 2017

11th grade:

  1. For students who did NOT finish the Declaration of Independence:PERIODS 6 AND 8:  DUE BY MIDNIGHT!!!!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS OR THE DEADLINE POLICY WILL GO INTO EFFECT.
  2. Keep on reading the book towards the END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 TH GRADE:

  1. Write at least 30 differences between OUR GOVERNMENT and the one in 1984 (movie)
  2. Keep on reading the book
  3. MISSING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AP:

  1. STUDENTS: MY DARLINGS……..LOL……finish up writing the third draft of the essay, so we can work on this in class (wed).
  2. Start writing the next expository essay…homeless…..rough draft……
  3. KEEP ON READING THE BOOK TOWARDS THE END.

September 18, 2017

11th grade:

  1. For students who did NOT finish the Declaration of Independence: DUE BY MIDNIGHT!!!!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS OR THE DEADLINE POLICY WILL GO INTO EFFECT.
  2. Keep on reading the book towards the END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12th grade:

  1. Students who are NOT finished with the 3 positive and negative profiles: DUE BY MIDNIGHT OR THE DEADLINE POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT.
  2. KEEP ON READING THE BOOK TOWARDS THE END.

AP:

  1. STUDENTS: MY DARLINGS……..LOL……finish up writing the third draft of the essay, so we can work on this in class (wed).
  2. Start writing the next expository essay…homeless…..rough draft……
  3. KEEP ON READING THE BOOK TOWRDS THE END.

September 15, 2017

11th grade:

  1. DUE MONDAY: READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and follow the directions on the back of the package. TYPE THE 2 PAGE ESSAY. DON’T FORGET TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORDS IN THE TEXT. I AM LOOKING FOR A GREAT THESIS STATEMENT AND DIFFERENT PARAGRAPHS.
  2. KEEP ON READING IN THE BOOK.

12th grade:

  1. Read the articles of Bill Cosby, Lance Armstrong and Malala: for each person, you need to write a 2 page essay over their personality in the positive and/or negative. EXPLAIN IN DETAILS AND CLEARLY YOUR POINT OF VIEW. I WILL BE LOOKING FOR WELL WRITTEN THESIS STATEMENTS AND DIFFERENT PARAGRAPHS. TYPED, PLEASE. DUE MONDAY. I AM LOOKING FOR A GREAT THESIS STATEMENT AND DIFFERENT PARAGRAPHS.
  2. Keep reading the book until the end  (if you can).

AP:

  1. Re-write the expository essay for Monday/ TYPES, PLEASE/DOUBLE SPACED. WE WILL ON THIS ESSAY ON WED AND THEN IT IS DUE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
  2. KEEP READING THE BOOK AS FAR AS YOU CAN.
  3. This is the new title for your next expository essay: “WHAT IS HOMELESSNESS? WHAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO BE HOMELESS?”

September 14, 2017

11th grade:

  1. Periods 6 and 8: finish classwork
  2. Keep reading the book
  3. DUE MONDAY FOR ALL PERIODS: read the Declaration of Independence and follow the directions on the back of the packet.

12th grade:

  1. Read the articles of Bill Cosby, Lance Armstrong and Malala: for each person, you need to write a 2 page essay over their personality in the positive and/or negative. EXPLAIN IN DETAILS AND CLEARLY YOUR POINT OF VIEW. I WILL BE LOOKING FOR WELL WRITTEN THESIS STATEMENTS AND DIFFERENT PARAGRAPHS. TYPED, PLEASE. DUE MONDAY.
  2. Keep reading the book.

AP:

  1. Keep reading the book.
  2. REWRITE the expository essay. Bring it to class since your will discuss this with a new partner. TYPED, PLEASE :):):):):):):):):):)

 

September 11, 2017

11 th grade: PERIODS 1 AND 2: DUE SEPTEMBER 12.

                      PERIODS 6 AND 8: DUE SEPTEMBER 13. 

  1. Keep on reading in the book AS I LAY DYING until page 150. A test will be given. Also,  the voc. of the page straw into gold.
  2. Write a 2 page essay over the following: “What is the biggest lie you have ever told?”
  3. For the students who did NOT do the HW that was due today, here is your DEADLINE HW: WRITE A 2 PAGE ESSAY OVER THE FOLLOWING: “WHAT ARE YOUR PET PEEVES?” EXPLAIN IN DETAILS. 

12th grade:

  1. website: www.nytimes.com       Find and read the article: “IRMA MAY FORCE FLORIDA INSURERS TO TURN TO DEEPER POCKETS.” 
  2. READ IN THE BOOK FROM PAGES 230-247: TEST WILL FOLLOW

AP

  1. Write an expository essay over ” HOW CAN YOU HELP A SUICIDAL FRIEND?”
  2. Read in the book.

September 8, 2017

  • 11 th grade: 
  • Read in the book AS I LAY DYING until page 137.
  • FOR THE STUDENTS IN PERIODS 1,2,6, and 8: THE ESSAY DOUBLED TO 4 PAGES/ DEADLINE POLICY/ midnight Friday.
  • PERIODS 1,2,6 AND 8: DUE MONDAY/ SEPTEMBER 11: Read the new article of “America and I” by Anzia Yezierska. Answer the following questions: WORK ON THIS FOR A COUPLE OF DAY/ IT IS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Directions for the new article: On a separate piece of paper/ word doc., answer the following questions for each of the segments. STUDY THE NEW VOCABULARY.
  • CONTEXT
    1. Where is the author from?
    2. When was this text composed?
    3. What do you know about the author’s identity? (e.g., family, gender, race, age, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, abilities, interests, language).

    4. How does the speaker’s/ author’s context or identity influence the content of this text (i.e., what the speaker says)?
    5. How does the speaker’s context or identity influence the way the text is presented 
    6. What is the author’s’s claim or message?

  • VALUES
    1. What values does the speaker communicate? How do you know?

    2. How does the speaker’s identity affect her/his values?

    1. To what extent does the speaker help the listener understand her/his values?

AUDIENCE

  1. Who is the speaker’s intended audience? How do you know?

2. Does the speaker make any assumption(s) about the audience? Explain.
3. What might a listener bring to this text that could influence the way she/he interprets the content?
4. How has the identity and context of the audience (the listener or responder) impacted what the speaker is saying and how she/he says it?

PURPOSE

  1. What is the speaker’s purpose in the text? What is she/he hoping to achieve?

2. How does the purpose of this text impact what the speaker says and how she/he says it?
3. Does relevant and sound reasoning support the speaker’s claim? Explain.
4. In what ways does the speaker acknowledge or respond to viewpoints other than hers/his own?
 

STYLE

  1. How would you describe the speaker’s speaking style? Explain.
  2. What tone does the speaker create? Explain.
  3. How does the speaker’s word choice further her/his message? What are those words and phrases?
  4.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this medium (i.e. audio) to present this speaker’s topic?
  5. 12th grade/ due MONDAY/ SEPTEMBER 11:
  1. READ FROM PAGE 219 to 230.
  2. Themes: identity/good vs evil/fate and free will/mortality/spirituality/tradition and custom/transformation/coming of age/wisdom and knowledge/exploration
  3. Find all these themes and discuss them in details with proof. I need to see a minimum of 3 examples per themes. THIS IS FOR STUDENTS WHO DID NOT DO THIS WORK. DUE MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!
  4. On the website: www.nytimes.com   read the following articles: a. With Death Toll at 30, Storm Makes 2nd Landfall     b. Crisis Is Over at Texas Plant, but Chemical Safety Flaws Remain      c. Worried and frustrated, “Dreamers” Say They Won’t Give Up.
  5. You will read the articles and write for each article a 1 paragraph summary/ ONLY ONE PARAGRAPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AP:

  1. Keep on reading the book until CHAPTER 9.
  2. Read the papers DEALING WITH GRIEF: understand the expository writing of an essay. You will have lots of writing next week.
  3. If you have missing assignments, please before midnight on Sunday, September 10. THANKS.