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Posted: February 22, 2018

February 23 - Truth About Lying video due

February 27 - in-class assignment on crime novel

March 1 - interview assignment due

Posted: February 12, 2018

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Posted: December 13, 2017

Due to school being cancelled today, the test on Acts 4 and 5 will be Thursday

Posted: December 11, 2017

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Posted: December 8, 2017

Complete close reading of lines from V.i

Posted: December 8, 2017


Chapter 9


Terms:  corpulent (146), derision (149), sauntered (150), inaudible (153), steadfast  (154)




1. Jack is now a very powerful leader.  Discuss the following descriptions and explain what they say about his power:


            Page 149  - like an idol


            Page 150  - like an ape


2. Page 151.  There is a new reason for the dance.  What is it?  Why have the words changed?


3. What is the tragic irony of Simon’s death?  (Compare p 115).  When you look at the language which describes the murder, what have the children become?


4. What happens to the parachutist?  Why is this important to the plot of the novel?




Posted: December 3, 2017

Posted: December 3, 2017

Review terms, chapter questions, character profile sheets

Posted: November 30, 2017

Acts I-III

- review characters, plot, poetic/dramatic devices, Hamlet's soliloquies

Posted: November 27, 2017

There will be a homeowrk check on Tuesday for the following:

Chapter 5

Terms:  lamentably (77),  ludicrous (78), ineffectual (79), jeer (84),  ?inarticulate (89)

1.  (Page 76)  Ralph ‘…stopped, facing the strip; and remembering that ?first enthusiastic exploration as though it were part of a brighter childhood…’    Discuss.

2.When Simon is asked about the beast, he responds ‘…maybe it’s only us.’ (Page 89)  What does he mean?

3.Ralph asks Piggy about ghosts.  (Page 92).  Piggy responds thatthere are no ghosts or beasts.  Why?

4.Why does Jack agree that there might be a beast?

5.Page 94.  “Grown-ups know things….the majesty of adult life.”  ?Remembering what brought the boys to the island, is Piggy right?  Are the boys only failing because they aren’t grown-ups?

6.Add to character profiles.


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