December 15, 2017

11th grade: STUDY GUIDE: 

  1. Walt Whitman: Strides the Llano of New Mexico.
  2. Sandra Cisneros: Straw into Gold.
  3. Tom Whitecloud: Blue Winds Dancing.
  4. Anzia Yezierska: America and I.
  5. U.S. Declaration of Independence.
  6. Kate Chopin: The Story of an Hour.
  7. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.
  8. Annie Dillard: Death of  a Moth.
  9. Miranda July: The Swim Team.
  10. Book: William Faulkner: As I Lay Dying.
  11. John H. Griffin: Black Like Me.

December 12, 2017

11th grade:

  1. WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK!!!!
  2. MAPS TESTING ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
  3. FINISH READING THE BOOK AND DON’T FORGET THE TIMELINE.

12 TH GRADE:

  1. WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK.
  2. FINISH THE BOOK 1984. WILL BE ON FINAL.
  3. Keep reading the book: Questions over chapters 1, 2 and 3: DUE BY FRIDAY MIDNIGHT.       a. At the start of the novel, what fills the air and blocks out the farmers’ view of the stars?             b.  How many years did Tom Joad serve in prison before being released?          c. When Tom Joad is picked up by a trucker, the trucker’s vehicle carries a sign. What does it say?            d. The “cat” that has driven farmers from their land at the start 
  4. of the novel is a type of………….          e. In the short vignette in chapter 3, what animal does a man attempt to run over with his truck?
  5. Describe / IN DETAILS: the setting, Tom Joad, prison’s name, the earth/land/dirt, Dust Bowl Tragedy, drought, industry, human jealousy and fear.

    AP:

    1.WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK!!!!!!

    2. KEEP ON READING THE GREAT GATSBY/ CHAPTER 9.      ANSWERS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1:   a. How does Nick describe himself at the beginning of the book?          b. How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan?           c. Who is Jordon Baker?          d. What does Nick find appealing about her?          e. Describe the ambiguity in Nick’s initial descriptions of Gatsby.          f. Hoe does the tone of Nick’s description of Tom reveal Nick’s feelings about Tom?          g. How would you describe Daisy’s state of mind during dinner?            h. What does she say and do that help reveal her inner conflicts?           i. What indications are there that the green light will have a powerful emotional significance to Gatsby?          j. Nick thinks that, given the state of their marriage, Daisy should leave Tom,  but it is clear to him that she has no intention of doing so. What indication is there that Tom and Daisy are closely linked despite their marital difficulties?     

  6. CHAPTER 2:      a. What rumor has Catherine heard about Gatsby?          b. How does Catherine explain to Nick the affair of Myrtle and Tom?          c. What effect does the change of dress have on Myrtle?          d. How does Myrtle talk about the help at the hotel?          e. What is significant about Myrtle’s questioning whether the dog is a boy or girl?          f. Who is Catherine?          g. What is George Wilson’s occupation?          h. What items does Myrtle purchase in the city?          i. What is the Valley of Ashes literally?          j. Who or what is Dr. T. J. Eckleburg?
  7. CHAPTER 3:           a. What does Gatsby’s formal gesture of waving farewell remind us of?          b. What story does Nick recall about Jordan, and what is the catalyst for his remembering?          c. How does Nick provide a contrast, a foil character, to Jordan?          d. What observation does Owl Eyes make about Gatsby’s library?e. What is Nick’s first opinion of Gatsby?          f. What happens at the end of the party as the guests are leaving?          g. How do the guests behave?          h. What does Nick wear to the party?          i. How does Gatsby interact with the guests?          j. What kinds of cars does Gatsby use to transport guests?

December 11, 2017

11th grade:

  1. WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK!!!!
  2. MAPS TESTING ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.
  3. FINISH READING THE BOOK AND DON’T FORGET THE TIMELINE.

12 TH GRADE:

  1. WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK.
  2. FINISH THE BOOK 1984. WILL BE ON FINAL.
  3. Keep reading the book: Questions over chapters 1, 2 and 3: DUE BY FRIDAY MIDNIGHT.       a. At the start of the novel, what fills the air and blocks out the farmers’ view of the stars?             b.  How many years did Tom Joad serve in prison before being released?          c. When Tom Joad is picked up by a trucker, the trucker’s vehicle carries a sign. What does it say?            d. The “cat” that has driven farmers from their land at the start of the novel is a type of………….          e. In the short vignette in chapter 3, what animal does a man attempt to run over with his truck?
  4. Describe / IN DETAILS: the setting, Tom Joad, prison’s name, the earth/land/dirt, Dust Bowl Tragedy, drought, industry, human jealousy and fear.

    AP:

    1.WORK ON ALL MISSING WORK!!!!!!

    2. KEEP ON READING THE GREAT GATSBY/ CHAPTER 9.      ANSWERS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1:   a. How does Nick describe himself at the beginning of the book?          b. How does Nick describe Tom Buchanan?           c. Who is Jordon Baker?          d. What does Nick find appealing about her?          e. Describe the ambiguity in Nick’s initial descriptions of Gatsby.          f. Hoe does the tone of Nick’s description of Tom reveal Nick’s feelings about Tom?          g. How would you describe Daisy’s state of mind during dinner?            h. What does she say and do that help reveal her inner conflicts?           i. What indications are there that the green light will have a powerful emotional significance to Gatsby?          j. Nick thinks that, given the state of their marriage, Daisy should leave Tom,  but it is clear to him that she has no intention of doing so. What indication is there that Tom and Daisy are closely linked despite their marital difficulties?           

December 7, 2017

TO ALL GRADES;

I KNOW SCHOOL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE….BUT I WILL CONTINUE WITH THE FINALS WHEN WE RETURN…….

SO: ALL GRADES MAKE UP YOUR MISSING ASSIGNMENTS….YOU HAVE TIME ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALSO: STUDY THE TEXTS FOR FINALS AND FINISH THE BOOK ON THE WEBSITE: YOU WILL FIND THE BOOK ON A PDF ON GOOGLE. 

December 4, 2017

11th grade:

  1. Work on missing HW.
  2. Read the book BLM towards the end. You can find the book on PDF online.
  3. FINAL: START REVIEWING ALL TEXT AND THE BOOK “AS I LAY FYING.”

12th grade:

  1. Work on missing assignments.
  2. Start reading the book: the first 6 chapters need to be done. 
  3. AGAIN; SENIORS….GET IT TOGETHER.…..HW IS LATE…. AND I WILL DEDUCT POINTS.!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. For each chapter I need a 1 paragraph summary. 

AP:

  1. WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
  2. KEEP READING THE GREAT GATBSY:  CHAPTERS 7 AND 8.

 

December 1, 2017

11th grade:

  1. Work on MISSING ASSIGNMENTS.
  2. READ THE BOOK BLM: DESCRIBE CHARACTERS AND 1 PARAGRAPH SUMMARY PER PART. You can read the book online in PDF form. BOOK NEEDS TO BE DONE AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK AND THIS WILL BE ON THE FINAL.

12th grade:

  1. Work on missing assignments.
  2. Start reading the book: the first 6 chapters need to be done. 
  3. AGAIN; SENIORS….GET IT TOGETHER……HW IS LATE…. AND I WILL DEDUCT POINTS.!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. For each chapter I need a 1 paragraph summary. 

AP:

  1. WORK ON MISSING ASSIGNMENTS
  2. KEEP READING THE GREAT GATBSY:  CHAPTERS 5 AND 6.