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Due Monday

posted May 21, 2015, 6:39 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

Due Tuesday, 4/27/15

posted Apr 27, 2015, 6:23 AM by R. Danielle Cohen   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 8:36 AM ]

FIRST PERIOD: read this story and answer all 26 questions on packet handed out in class.

Due Monday, April 27

posted Apr 25, 2015, 7:21 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

  • Finish skits and be ready to present. Be sure you have followed directions, and everyone in the group has a hard copy.
  • Answer all questions for "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings."

Due Tuesday, 4/21/15

posted Apr 20, 2015, 7:50 AM by R. Danielle Cohen   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 8:46 AM ]

Second period homeroom, I have hard copies of your Q3 report cards in A-261 if you want them.

HONORS homework:

1. a. Read the short story "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings"  This is a classic example of magical realism.

b. Review the definition of "magical realism," here: https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_M.html

2. Review the definition of "archetype," here: https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_A.html

Due Thursday, 4/8/15

posted Apr 8, 2015, 7:30 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

All classes: We will begin Coelho's The Alchemist on Monday
PLEASE try to find yourself a copy of this book.

Quiz on Camus vocab

Honors: also finish grammar sheet on misplaced/dangling modifiers and parallel structure

Due Wednesday, 3/25/15

posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:40 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

First period: Test on Things Fall Apart

Second and Fourth: Prepare a handwritten response, citing support from the text, to one of the following discussion questions:
  1. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in the novel. Focus on one or two specific events.
  2. In what ways is Okonkwo a classic tragic hero? http://dt.pepperdine.edu/courses/greatbooks_i/old%20gbi%20files/The%20Characteristics%20of%20an%20Archetypal%20Tragic%20Hero.htm
  3. Discuss leprosy as a symbol.
  4. Explain the significance of the title Things Fall Apart.

Due Tuesday, 3/24/15

posted Mar 23, 2015, 7:32 AM by R. Danielle Cohen   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 9:09 AM ]

First period: Read and study pp. 504-505, and 508-509
Know griots, trickster, and archetype

Second and fourth: Finish writing your own original African folk tales. Also, prepare for quiz on
  1. spectators
  2. improvident
  3. haggard
  4. compensation
  5. imperious
  6. emissary
  7. perpetual
  8. capricious
  9. incipient
  10. brusqueness
  11. kindred
  12. benevolent
  13. griots
  14. trickster
  15. archetype
  16. dilemma tale
  17. chain tale
  18. cumulative tale

Due Monday, 3/23/15

posted Mar 20, 2015, 7:09 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

First period: Have Things Fall Apart finished, and all study questions finished.

Second and Fourth: in text book read 504-536

Due Friday, 3/20/15

posted Mar 19, 2015, 8:41 AM by R. Danielle Cohen

First period: read chapter 20.  Have the entire novel finished, along with all study questions by Monday, 3/23/15

Second and Fourth: read Chief Seattle's speech at end of Things Fall Apart books (under "Conections")

ALL classes: TEST on selected aspects of African lit and Things Fall Apart on Wednesday, 3/25/15

Due Thursday, 3/19

posted Mar 17, 2015, 8:29 AM by R. Danielle Cohen   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:36 AM ]

ALL classes:
be sure you have a text book at home!!!

Write an outline, following the format of the in-class handout http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/research/outlining.html, of the following article:

Example section one:
1. African literature is difficult to define, because
    A. Many different regions
    B. No one knows "firsts"
    C. Very long time period to cover
    D. Many outside influences

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