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Posted: November 27, 2015

Posted: November 23, 2015

Because of the school cancellation, King Lear  essays are now due Wednesday.  Bring typed essays in tomorrow for MLA check.

Posted: November 19, 2015

Read Chapters 3 and 4 for Monday. Complete the questions and terms for both.

Posted: November 18, 2015

Report cards are going home today.  The mark for English is based on 250 marks worth of tests and assignments completed to date.  Next week students have an additional 200 marks worth of assignments coming in (essay on November 24 = 100, creative extension on November 26 = 50, and video project on November 26 = 50).  It is important that deadlines are met and students pass in all work.
Pass your essay in early for MLA check.

Posted: November 13, 2015

Do not forget essay due November 24th and creative work/video due November 26th.

Posted: November 13, 2015

If you missed the test on Acts 4 and 5, you will write it Monday at noon. Finsh reading the first 28 pages of The Old Man and the Sea for Monday.  Complete the following: The Old Man and the Sea  pages 9-25 1. State the first line of the novel.  What does it say about 
the individual and the world? 2. What does “salao” mean? What role does it play in life? 3. Who is Santiago?  Describe him. 4. How old was the young boy when Santiago first took 
him on a boat? Describe the relationship between 
Santiago and Manolin. 5. Describe Santiago’s home (p. 15). 6. In what month do the great fish come? 7. Who would Santiago like to take fishing?  Why? 8. Describe Santiago’s dreams (pp.24/25). 9. Name at least 5 things that Santiago never dreams of. Key Quotes:  "There was no cast net and the boy remembered when 
they had sold it. But they went through this fiction every 
day. There was no pot of yellow rice and fish and the boy 
knew this too." (p. 16) Vocabulary Define the following: gaff  (9)     benevolent  (9)    block and tackle  (11) 
subdue  (15) guana  (15)   bodega  (17)   resolution  (23)  furled (26)  skiff (27)  

Posted: November 13, 2015

Wonders essday due Monday. Read first chapter of Lord of the Flies for Monday. If you missed the in-class assignment on Thursday, you will write it Monday at noon.

Posted: November 6, 2015

First draft of Wonders esssay should be done for Monday.

Posted: November 6, 2015

King Lear Acts IV and V

Posted: November 2, 2015

You will be writing the test on Monday at noon in my room.

Posted: October 30, 2015

Complete for Monday
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Posted: October 30, 2015

Film/Story Comparison  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIm93Xuij7k&feature=related After watching the film, answer the following questions: 1. What differences did you notice between the film and 
the story? 2. What similarities exist between the two? 3. In your opinion, how well did the film express the 
story's:  a. plot  b. setting  c. theme/message  d. tone  e. characters 4. As a final evaluation, which did you prefer, the film or 
the story, and why?   Value 25

Posted: October 26, 2015

There will be a test this Thursday on Acts I - III of King Lear.  Students should be reviewing the notes and questions from class.  Focus on the quotes discussed.

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