Class/Homework 2011-2012


On the day of the final exam, you must bring TWO printed copies of your completed short story.  

Failure to do so will result in a five point penalty on your short story grade.



May 28~June 1

posted May 27, 2012, 7:00 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 29, 2012, 2:38 PM ]

M: No School
T: C/E 
W: E/SS 
R: C/E 
F: C/E 

MON:  NO SCHOOL 

TUE: Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment G >> DUE Thursday.  You should read this long assignment over two nights.  Read the Final Exam instructions if you wish before tomorrow's class. 

WED:  Final Exam instructions and your questions.   Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment G >> DUE Tomorrow.

THU:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment H  >> DUE Tomorrow.

FRI:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Work on the Final Exam.

May 21~25

posted May 20, 2012, 6:40 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 21, 2012, 5:56 AM ]

YOUR SHORT STORY FINAL DRAFT IS DUE WEDNESDAY.  I WILL COLLECT IT BEFORE YOU DEPART ON THE FIELDTRIP.

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS, ESPECIALLY THOSE REGARDING NEW AND REVISED MATERIAL.

M: C/E 
T: C/E 
W: SS Fieldtrip
R: GBN students only: CThe White Tiger
F: GBS students only:  The White Tiger

MON:  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment C >> DUE tomorrow. 

TUE: Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment D >> DUE Thursday.  You should read this long assignment over two nights.

WED: No English class.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment D >> DUE Tomorrow.

THU: Class for GBN students only.  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignments E & F  >> DUE Tuesday.

FRI:  Class for GBS students only.  Discuss The White Tiger.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignments E & F  >> DUE Tuesday.

May 14~18

posted May 11, 2012, 6:21 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 18, 2012, 12:28 PM ]

M: E/SS
T: SS
W: C/E  
R: AP Test  
F: C/E 

          
MON:  Thomas Friedman's postmodern epiphany. Yo-Yo Ma's philosophy. The Adjacent Possible. Introduction to The White Tiger.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment A >> DUE Wednesday. 

TUE: No English class.  Homework: Finish reading The White Tiger assignment A >> DUE Wednesday. 

WED:  Discuss The White Tiger. Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment B >> DUE Monday.

THU: No English class.  Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment B >> DUE Monday.

FRI:  Finish listening to Yo-Yo Ma.  Fact and Fiction.   Homework: Read The White Tiger assignment B >> DUE Monday.

May 7~11

posted May 8, 2012, 5:56 AM by John Allen   [ updated May 9, 2012, 3:55 AM ]

M: C/SS
T: C/E
W: E/SS
R: C/SS
F: SS/E

          
MON:  No English class.  Homework: None. 

TUE: Discuss Modernism and Postmodernism. Homework:  Work on the final draft of your short story. Understandably, it is tempting to use this time for work in other classes, but resist that temptation.  I will be looking for significant revision and improvement in your stories, something that cannot be achieved the night before it is due (May 23).  

WED: Theater of the Absurd with scenes from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead  Homework:  Work on the final draft of your short story. Understandably, it is tempting to use this time for work in other classes, but resist that temptation.  I will be looking for significant revision and improvement in your stories, something that cannot be achieved the night before it is due (May 23).  

THU: No English class.  Homework: Work on the final draft of your short story. Understandably, it is tempting to use this time for work in other classes, but resist that temptation.  I will be looking for significant revision and improvement in your stories, something that cannot be achieved the night before it is due (May 23).  

FRI:  TBA.  Homework: Blog 8: use the "Blogging Around" prompt (review the directions!) >> DUE Monday by class time.

April 30~May 4

posted Apr 29, 2012, 5:24 PM by John Allen   [ updated May 3, 2012, 6:50 AM ]

M: SS/E
T: C/E
W: C/SS
R: E/C
F: E/SS
          
MON: View and discuss The Matrix (Room A204).   Homework: Study for the Jane Eyre II Vocab TEST.  Make sure you review Jane Eyre I words.

TUE: View and discuss The Matrix (Room A204). Homework:  Read "The Matrix Possibility" and "The Matrix Simulation and the Postmodern Age" (handout) >> DUE Friday.  DOWNLOAD THE ESSAYS HERE.

WED: No English class.  Homework: Blog 7: Use the "Dialectics" prompt to discuss The Matrixmake sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE Monday by class time.

THU: Jane Eyre II Vocab TESTView and discuss The Matrix (Room A204).  Homework: Read "The Matrix Possibility" and "The Matrix Simulation and the Postmodern Age" >> DUE Friday.

FRI:  Discuss The Matrix Homework: Finish Blog 7 >> DUE Monday by class time.

April 23~27

posted Apr 23, 2012, 6:14 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 6:20 AM ]

M: C/E
T: No School
W: No Academy (short day!)
R: SS/E
F: C/SS
          
MON: Discuss Jane Eyre, Mad Men, the mashup, and what's to come the rest of the quarter.   Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 25 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

TUE: No School.  Homework:  Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 25 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

WED: No Academy.  Homework: Blog 6: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss your work on the mashup assignment: make sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE by 10 p.m. CST Friday.

THU: An Important Thought Experiment.  Discuss Modernism & Postmodernism.   Homework: Blog 6: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss your work on the mashup assignment: make sure your review the actual prompt instructions! >> DUE by by 10 p.m. CST Friday.

FRI:  No English class.  Homework: None.  Take the weekend off and get some rest!  No complaining on Monday...

April 16~20

posted Apr 15, 2012, 7:06 AM by John Allen   [ updated Apr 16, 2012, 7:42 PM ]

M: E/SS
T: C/SS
W: C/E
R: SS/E
F: C/SS

          
MON: Discuss Jane Eyre.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment P: Read over two nights!>> DUE Wednesday.

TUE: No English class.  Homework:  Read the instructions for the Jane Eyre Mashup.  Make sure you read the assignment specific instructions, too.  >> DUE tomorrow.

WED: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 25 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

THU: Discuss Jane Eyre and the Mashup assignment.  Meet with Mashup partners (if applicable).   Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 25 by 9:00 p.m. CST.

FRI:  No English class.  Homework: Work on the Jane Eyre Mashup >> DUE Wednesday, April 25 by 9:00 p.m. CST.


April 9-13

posted Apr 8, 2012, 6:14 AM by John Allen

M: C/SS
T: C/E
W: E/SS
R: C/SS
F: C/E

            Jane Eyre II vocabulary list is due Tuesday, April 10

MON: No English class.   Homework: Finish reading Jane Eyre assignment K

TUE: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment L >> DUE tomorrow

WED: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment M >> DUE tomorrow

THU: No English class.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment N >> DUE tomorrow

FRI: Discuss Jane Eyre.   Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment O >> DUE Monday

April 2-6

posted Apr 2, 2012, 10:57 AM by John Allen   [ updated Mar 19, 2013, 6:45 AM ]

M: No school
T: C/SS/E
W: C/SS
R: Fieldtrip *** Meet at GBS: Emerald City
F: No school

            Jane Eyre II vocabulary list is due Tuesday, April 10

MON: NO SCHOOL.    Homework: Finish reading Jane Eyre assignment H, if necessary >> DUE tomorrow.

TUE: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment I >> DUE tomorrow.

WED: No English class  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment J >> DUE tomorrow

THU: Return Jane Eyre essay tests and discuss model essay.  Chicago Shakespeare Theater Fieldtrip. *** Meet at GBS: Emerald City     Homework: Blog 5: Your thoughts on the play... >> DUE tomorrow

FRI: NO SCHOOL.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment K >> DUE Tuesday

Mar 19~23

posted Mar 18, 2012, 5:09 AM by John Allen   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 4:57 AM ]

M: E/SS
T: C/SS
W: C/E
R: SS/E
F: C/SS

MON: Share short stories.  Jane Eyre TEST instructions.  Homework: Finish reading Jane Eyre assignment F >> DUE Wednesday

TUE: No English class.  Homework: Blog 4: Use the "Metacognition" prompt to discuss the writing of your short story >> DUE Friday by class time, (NOT 11:59 p.m.)

WED: Discuss Jane Eyre.  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment G >> DUE tomorrow

THU: Jane Eyre TEST (an in-class essay).  Homework: Read Jane Eyre assignment H >> DUE tomorrow, or the Tuesday after spring break.

FRI: No English class.  Homework: None.  Spring break!

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