Posted: November 6, 2012
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1. As the play opens Rev. Parris is questioning his niece. What is he questioning her about and what exactly is his real concern? 2. Explain in detail the relationship of John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams. 3. What is the function of Rebecca Nurse in the play? 4. Exactly why is Rev. Hale in Salem? 5. a) Why does Abigail Williams accuse people at the end of Act I? b)Why does Betty Parris accuse people? 6. List the conflicts that are introduced in Act I. Which do you think is the major conflict? Give reasons for your answers. 7. List the major characters introduced in Act I. Identify each and write a one sentence description of his or her personality. 8.Why doesn't John Proctor tell the court immediately what he knows concerning what has been happening? 9. Give three reasons for Elizabeth's suspicions concerning her husband. 10. What does Mary Warren mean when she exclaims, "I saved her life today"? 11. When Elizabeth is taken away in chains, John Proctor tries to convince Mary Warren to testify against Abigail. a) What does Mary Warren warn him will happen if he testifies against Abigail? b) What does he eventually decide to do and why? Make sure that you complete your Act 2 Incident Reports
Posted: October 19, 2012
This week we focused on two short stories: Persephone and Charles. These stories allowed us to focus on basic elements of a short story (plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, irony, and conflict). For next week please make sure that you have read both of these stories as we will be moving on to new stories. An understanding of the above mentioned terms will be essential for next week's lessons. If you do not feel comforatable with them please take the time to research their definitions as well as examples over the weekend.
Posted: October 11, 2012
Here are the last two articles of the week.
Posted: October 2, 2012
Universal Truths- Explain them in detail- Compare Faulkner and Richards' view on them - are they the same?- What are your opinions on these truths and how the writers discuss them? MLK Dream- What was it?- Did he achieve what he wanted to?- What are some examples of what he wants in his dream? Nobel Prizes- Who of our speakers won them?- What did they have to say about their award? How did they feel about winning it?- Why did they win?- Compare the speeches- What is your opinion of the two speeches? The Writing- What techniques did the writers use to make their speeches effective?- Were they easy or difficult to understand?- Discuss vocabulary in the speeches- What 'literary devices' were used in the speeches (metaphor, imagery, allusion, repetition, etc)- Why were these devices used - were they effective?
Posted: October 1, 2012
1) What was the most important piece? 3 examples to support your answer. 2) What was the most emotional piece? 3 Examples to support your answer. 3) What was the least important piece? 3 Examples to support your answer. 4) List the similarities between the pieces that we have covered. 5) List the differences between the pieces that we have covered. 6) Give one example for each of the pieces showing how it still has some relevance to you.
Posted: September 25, 2012
Students are able to access the speeches covered in class under my weblinks section. So far we have covered Martin Luther King and William Faulkner.
Posted: September 25, 2012
Value: 25 MarksYour presentation must include:8 SlidesThe first slide must be a title page with movie title, famous actors, a picture, your name.10 reasons why you believe this is the greatest movie ever.50 words on the background of the movie50 words on the history of one of the actors2 critic's reviews on the filmThe actual rating of the movie as well as what content is in it.A link to the trailer on Youtube6 Pictures
Article of the Week #1
MLA Formating Page
David Adams Richards - Artists Tell Our Truths
Sentry - Frederic Brown
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