September 21, 2018

  1. PERIODS 1 , 2, 3, 4, 7 AND 8: please, read chapters 1 and 2 (if you have not done so) and chapter 3, 4 and 5. (YES) answer these questions from chapter 3, 4 and 5: these chapters are due for the next session you see me/ this applies for all periods.
  2. Chapter 3:        a. Which three people does Winston see in his dream?                     b. About how old was Winston when his parents disappeared?                        c. What does Winston call the pasture in his recurring dreams?                   d. What word does Winston wake up with on his lips?                      e. On what city does Winston remember an atomic bomb having fallen?               f. What Party slogan begins “Who controls the past…”?                   g. What is the Newspeak word for “reality control”?                   h. In what decade does Winston think he remembers first hearing of Big Brother?                     i. What is the Oldspeak term for Ingsoc?                   j. What does the Party falsely claim to have invented?
  3. Chapters 4 and 5:              a. What are memory holes?           b. Who is Ampleforth?                    c. Who is Comrade Ogilvy?                      d. What work does Syme do in the Research Department?                   e. What does Syme say about the proles?                    f. What is duckspeak?                 g. Who used to frequent the Chestnut Tree Café?                 h. What do both Syme and Parsons ask Winston?                  i. Who does Winston believe might be spying on him?   j. What is facecrime?
  4. I AM OPENING THE GRADE PORTAL FOR ALL MISSING ASSIGNMENTS: EXCEPT FOR POP-QUIZES AND TESTS. TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AND GIVE ME ALL MISSING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WORK IS DUE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2018. GRAP IT WHEN YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

September 19. 2018

Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4: DUE TOMORROW

  1. Read chapters 1 and 2 of the book 1984: THERE WILL BE A POP-QUIZ TOMORROW OVER THESE 2 CHAPTERS FOR SURE!!!!!!
  2. PERIOD 2: POP-QUIZ ONLY ON CHAPTER 2.
  3. https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79n/contents.html
  4. ALL PERIODS: FINISH MISSING ASSIGNMENTS…….NYTimes article is due by midnight tonight for periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

PERIODS 7 AND 8: DUE FRIDAY

  1. Read the NYTimes article and write one paragraph over it. TYPED, PLEASE.
  2. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/14/the-promise-of-vaping-and-the-rise-of-juul
  3. STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT GIVEN IN THEIR POETRY PACKET, DUE TOMORROW FOR ALL PERIODS!!!!!!!!!!

September 18, 2018

For Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4: DUE ON Thursday:

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79n/contents.html

  1. READ PART 1: CHAPTERS 1 AND 2: THERE WILL BE A POP-QUIZ/ FOR SURE/ SO READ!!!!!!!
  2. THE HW WITH THE 2 POEMS OF WHITMAN AND HUGHES IS ALSO DUE ON THURSDAY: You need to find the following elements in the 2 poems. You can indicate/highlight  some elements in the 2 poems ON the papers.
  3. Find the following elements:           a. alliteration           b. assonance.         c. onomatopoeia.         d. parallel structure.         e. personification.           f. imagery.         g. metaphor.
  4. Paraphrase the 2 poems

Periods 7 and 8: read the NYTimes article and write one paragraph summary over this: DUE FRIDAY

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/14/the-promise-of-vaping-and-the-rise-of-juul

DONT FORGET TO BRING BACK YOUR POETRY PACKAGE.

START READING THE BOOK BY ORWELL : 1984/ CHAPTER 1:

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79n/contents.html

 

September 11, 2018

Periods 1, 2, 3 and 4: read the new story of THE BIRTHMARK by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.

This HW is due by Thursday.

https://wikis.westchesterlibraries.org/occfiles/The_Birthmark.pdf

Answer the questions in attached word doc. There are 19 questions.  YOU DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS UNDERNEATH THE STORY!!!!!!!!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JJTWh-mgSMZXEnzNxltukcd5jOWnpTO5CJUg4SuhXA8/edit

September 5/6/7, 2018

For periods 1,2,3 and 4: DUE THURSDAY

FOR PERIODS 7 AND 8: DUE FRIDAY

  1. Give the date and year the Declaration was signed?
  2. Name the 5 MOST important men who wrote the Declaration?
  3. What do YOU think is the most important idea in the Declaration and explain WHY?
  4. Write down the following themes and explain in de Declaration. Give examples/proof.      a. dissatisfaction.           b. freedom.                  c. independence.          d. tyranny.    e. principles.                f. equality
  5. Symbols, motifs and rhetoric:  find these symbols and/or motifs with proof from the text . Don’t forget to explain in details.            a. nature.          b. government.    c. the list.                   d. humanity/mankind.                    e. declaration                    f. fact.                       g. religion.    h. US vs THEM ( meaning: people vs government).        i. Logos (logical).                        j. pathos
  6. QUESTIONS:
    1. Do you think that the men who wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence really believed that “all men are created equal”? How would that idea be different then than now?
    2. Was it right for the colonies to declare independence? If you were a colonist at that time, which side do you think you would have supported?
    3. Did Jefferson’s vision of government hold true when it was actually created? Does it today?
    4. Do you think the structure of the Declaration of Independence is the most effective it could be? Would you change the order of any of the parts, or change the way Jefferson emphasizes certain ideas?
    5. What is Jefferson’s strongest argument, or strongest piece of evidence for independence?

 

August 30/31, 2018

PERIODS 1,2,3,4: due by midnight Friday:

PERIODS 6,7,8: YOUR HW IS DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS: 

Read the text of TWO KINDS by Amy Tan.

  1. https://www.rtsd.org/cms/lib/PA01000218/Centricity/Domain/319/TwoKindsfulltext.pdf   
  2. Read the new text and answer all questions: DUE BY YOUR NEXT SESSION.
  3. Q: 1. Was her mom a good parent?          2. What does the narrator’s mom wants her to become?           3. Who is trying to find their identity? Explain.        4. Describe the mother-daughter relationship.           5. Why was Jing-Mei’s mother’s life so hard in China?             6. What advantages are offered to the child?  And disavantages?          7. Why is the setting of THE TWO KINDS important?          8. What is the significance of the twins baby girls?           9. What burden does Jing-Mei carry?          10. In what ways does the mother pressure her daughter to change?          11. What happens when the narrator performs at the talent show?          12. How does the narrator prepare for the talent show?          13. What is her nickname of Jing-Mei Woo?          14. What shift is happening in the narrator?          15. What is the theme or the central idea in this short story?          16. What happened to the piano at the end of this story?          17. Why is there a clash between the mother and the daughter?                                  18. Write in a 250-word essay how Chinese and American cultures change.