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Monday, May 10th
Please bring LOC to class on Monday, May 10th. We will be using the text to review some of the more archaic type of readings you will see on the test.
Monday, May 2nd
This will be the ONLY ENGLISH DAY THIS WEEK.
Mr. Hooten will have Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to prep you all for the AP US History test this coming Friday.
For class on Monday, please bring the Heath. We will read and analyze the story in class together as practice for next week's AP test.
Check out our class page on the mobile notes application, Study Blue. Check your e-mail inbox for an invitation from me to join our class page.
On StudyBlue, you can share notes with each other via the internet or your mobile phone. Now, if you miss class, you don't have to wait to get back to class to find out what happened.
For Monday, February 28h, 2011
We will begin Invisible Man on Monday. In addition to at least being halfway through the novel, you need to read two brief pieces out of the Heath Anthology and bring it with you to class. These pieces are listed below and are listed under class assignments.
1. Chapter XIV from Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (pp. 1739 - 1747)
2. Chapter III from The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois (pp. 1754 - 1762)
These readings will help us set the stage for the discussion we will be having all week on this idea we have been teasing apart of the individual and the community, as well as bridge the gap from the other community/identity readings we have done up to this point.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
For class tomorrow, make sure you read the following from The American Reader:
1. The House Divided Speech (p. 208)
2. The Cooper Union Speech (p. 227)
3. The First Inaugural Address (p. 244)
4. The Gettysburg Address (p. 261)
5. The Scond Inaugural Address (p. 263)
Also, please read the information at this link. Once you have done so, create a T-Chart analyzing the similarities and differences between the two speeches.
See you tomorrow,
Monday, February 7th
You need to bring the following things to class tomorrow, Monday, February 7th:
1. A clean copy of your annotated bibliography
2. All three of the Well-Constructed Sentence Worksheets
Homework for Friday, January 14th
Since we missed the snow day, we are off schedule. As a result, we need to cover more on Friday than I originally intended.
Please read pp. 890-918 in your Heath text.
As you read, note the special uses Douglass makes of:
6. Figurative Language
And, as usual, don't forget to fill out your notes for your Lit Circles discussions.
We will turn in our Monument Analysis Presentations after the Holiday Break. Given the extra time, I will not take any assignments late. ALL Monument Presentations are due January 3rd.
If it snows Sunday and we miss any school next week, we will take the discussion of the various texts that we are supposed to read for tomorrow (Friday, December 17th) to the blog. If you have not accessed the blog yet (many of you), you need to e-mail me so that I can resend you the invitation.
Friday, December 17th
BRING YOUR ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES.
Please just read the short story and jot some thoughts down. Nothing too involved. We will do the hardcore analysis in class after you have turned in your annotated bibliographies.Group 6 - "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce (http://fiction.eserver.org/short/occurrence_at_owl_creek.html)
The groups are based on your literature
Group 1 - "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving (pp.941 - 953)
Group 2 - "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (pp. 968 - 976)
Group 3 - "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" by Mark Twain (pp.1361 - 1365)
Group 4 - "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe (pp. 1014 - 1027)
Group 5 - "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe (pp. 1001 - 1014)
Wednesday, December 15th
Mr. Hooten and I will both be absent on Wednesday, December 15th. You will be given the class period to work on your assignments in the library.
Do not waste the time. If the sub has to remove you from the library, an alternative assignment will be handed out. Please conduct yourselves as the young adults we know you are and expect you to be.
I am going to make this announcement so that the blog link is very accessible. The link for the hislish blog is hislish.blogspot.com.
Remember, you need to get on a post a response to the discussion on the two readings on the START treaty. Keep the comments focused on the rhetoric and argumentation used in both.
You'll need to use your google account to access the blog. I also need to ok everybody who is going to post (this keeps you all safe and secure from others online).
This folder contains PowerPoints on Literature and History.
Contains note sheet templates and more.
This folder has PowerPoints on rhetoric and writing.
Learning strategies from Harvard University's Project Zero.
This is a PDF of the Cornell Notes Sheet. It can be used for Q-Notes, Cornell Notes, Lit Circle Notes, or any other notes you want.
These are the one-pagers for after you have finished an outside book. Remember, one outside book per quarter.
Instructions for using Google Docs to share your work.
The Post-Seminar Essay for the Community unit.
Use this sheet to evaluate all revisions you turn in to me.
A handout that explains how to build your expository research paper.
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