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Posted: April 5, 2015

Wednesday April 8th - Media log on this article: Thursday April 9th - Photo essay assignment Tuesday April 14 - Interview must be conducted by this date.  Monday April 20 - Interview assignment due.

Posted: March 20, 2015

Interview Assignment You are to interview a person of interest.  
This person CANNOT be a friend,family member, or someone from MVHS.  He/she must be someone with an interesting story to tell.  Once the interview has been conducted, you are to write a profile on the person. Length:  3 typed pages.  TNR. Font 12.  Double spaced.  All interview notes are to be passed in also. Value:  100  (spelling and mechanics = 30%) Due:  April 20th   Student Life Write an article about the daily happenings around the school. Write about sporting events, activities, accomplishments, changes in policy, rules, teacher changes, and more. Things to consider writing an article about are: Your sports teams          Your clubs       Your teachers         Your administrators School changes       The cafeteria food       Extra-circular activities Field trips       School needs        Information about upcoming events and activities 350 words Typed TNR 12 Include one quote Title Strong lead Due Monday March 23rd

Posted: February 2, 2015

First media log entry is due February 9th.Watch a 30 minute news broadcast and evaluate what you see.  Follow the format given in class.  Your media log should be about one page in length.

Posted: December 9, 2014

Posted: November 24, 2014

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Posted: November 14, 2014

Complete a close reading of the following: Soliloquy      Act III Scene iii Now might I do it pat, now he is praying; And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd: A villain kills my father; and for that, (80) I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven. O, this is hire and salary, not revenge. He took my father grossly, full of bread; With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May; (85) And how his audit stands who knows save heaven? But in our circumstance and course of thought, 'Tis heavy with him. And am I then revenged, To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and season'd for his passage? (90) No! Up, sword; and know thou a more horrid hent: When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, Or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed; At game, a-swearing, or about some act (95) That has no relish of salvation in't; Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul may be as damn'd and black As hell, whereto it goes. My mother stays: This physic but prolongs thy sickly days.    

Posted: October 31, 2014

Act I Scene iii and iv Act I Scene iii 1. According to Laertes, why should Ophelia not believe Hamlet's professions of love? 2.  What advice does he give her regarding honour?  What is Ophelia's response? 3.  Make note of Polonius's advice to Laertes. 4.  What does Polonius's advice reveal about his character?  What type of father is he? Act I Scene iv 1. How does Hamlet feel about the drunken revelry? 2. What mixed feelings does Hamlet have after seeing the Ghost? 3. Why doesn’t Horatio want Hamlet to follow the Ghost?  

Posted: October 30, 2014

The Old Man and the Sea Project due tomorrow   Hamlet  I.ii  questions due tomorrow     Provide line references for each. 1.      Which two sensitive issues does Claudius deal with at the beginning of the scene? 2.     What duty has Claudius given Cornelius and Voltimand? 3.     Hamlet has been depressed over his father’s death.  What does Claudius tell him about the death of a father?  What does Gertrude ask Hamlet to do? 4.     Summarize the main points of Hamlet’s first soliloquy which is full of disease imagery.   I.ii.129-59   5.     What sarcastic remark does Hamlet make to Horatio regarding the funeral and the wedding? 6.     What physical features of the ghost resembles King Hamlet?  

Posted: October 29, 2014

Act I Sc i questions for tomorrow.  Make sure to include act, scene, and line references.

Posted: October 27, 2014

Any student who missed class today will do their in-class essay tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

Posted: October 27, 2014

Word collage. Write the title of the book in the center of a sheet of paper. Then look through magazines for words, phrases, and sentences that illustrate or tell something about your book. As you look, think in terms of the theme, setting, plot line, as well as characters. Work to get fifty such words, phrases, or sentences so the whole sheet of paper will be covered. The visual impact of the collage should tell a potential reader a lot about the book. Pass in a one page (Typed, Font 12, TNR, Double Spaced) reflection of how your collage went, what elements of the novel you tried to focus on, what you want your collage to say about the novel, etc. Theme Display.  Create a physical display (poster, graphic comic, sculpture, painting) which clearly illustrates the theme of the novel.  It cannot be computer generated.  Pass in a one and a half page (Typed, Font 12, TNR, Double Spaced) explanation of how your piece captures the theme and what elements of the novel inspired you to create what you did. Comparison.  Read the story “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.  Complete a close reading of the story in which you compare and contrast it to The Old Man and the Sea.  You should focus on thematic elements. Provide detailed marginal notes with corresponding references from the novel.   Pass in a two page (Typed, Font 12, TNR, Double Spaced) discussion of what you found .

Posted: October 14, 2014

Posted: October 8, 2014

Finish reading novel for Tuesday.Essay due Wednesday.  Pass it in Tuesday for MLA format review.

Posted: October 6, 2014

“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” deals with the theme of regret.  Define 
regret.  Look up a quote concerning regret and using it as the jumping 
off point, write a 3 page personal essay discussing regret.  You must include discussion of the story.  Your essay MUST:  Be typed.  Font 12.  Times New Roman.  Double spaced.  Provide a works cited page for definition, quote, short story 
references, and any other source of information.  Follow MLA format. Scoring:  MLA Format = 20 Spelling/Mechanics = 30 Content =  50                                                                              Total:  100 PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN A MARK OF 0% LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL RESULT IN -10% PER DAY                                                                    Essay Due:      October 15, 2012