Misused words homework revisions are due by Monday, March 17, and NOT accepted late. You MUST have the original graded copy stapled to the back of your new copy. REMEMBER—no pronouns for subjects and no pronouns without a noun antecedent first. Underline words properly—do not underline the space between words.
MLA Handbook needed in class beginning
Monday, March 17.
Remember--never print from Google docs or other online programs; always print from a Word document!
Greetings Class of 2017,
In the very near future we will be reading a few chapters from the memoir West with the Night. If you would like to begin early then follow the trail below to obtain the PDF’s with these chapters. If you are the type who prefers reading hard copy instead of on a screen, then you can check out one of the few copies of the book from the classroom or from your local library. Be sure to write both the title and the book number on the sign out sheet if you checkout a class copy.
In addition, you need to read the word document entitled “Allusions in Literature” so you will understand this literary device. This document is also located in the trail listed below on the course website.
Trail: Homework…Literature and Reading Assignments…Reading Strategies and Comprehension. The PDF’s can be found at the additional URL given.
Here is the reading schedule for West with the Night; these are by chapter titles:
Wed., Mar. 5 (Periods 1 & 3) West with the Night; Book 1: “Message from Nungwe,” “Men with Blackwater Die” and “The Stamp of Wilderness”
Thurs., Mar. 6 (Periods 2 & 4) West with the Night; Book 1: “Message from Nungwe,” “Men with Blackwater Die” and “The Stamp of Wilderness”
Fri., Mar. 7 Book 1: “Why Do We Fly”
Mon., Mar. 10 West with the Night; Book 4: “Kwaheri Means Farewell,” “Search for a Libyan Fort,” and “Benghazi by Candlelight”
Tues., Mar. 11 West with the Night; Book 4: “West with the Night” and “The Sea Will Take Small Pride”
Wed., Mar. 12 (Periods 1 & 3) West with the Night Test
Thurs., Mar. 13 (Periods 2 & 4) West with the Night Test
As you read the chapters, take copious notes. Consider the following:
1. Nouns—characters, setting (places), things (objects that play a role in the story
2. Verbs—what is going on in the plot of each chapter
3. Adjectives and adverbs—look at the author’s writing style, especially her description of the setting
4. Diction—write down all words you do not know and then look them up
5. Literary devices—this is part of the author’s writing style; look for personification, similes, metaphors, imagery, allusions
6. All things aviation related!!!!!! (This is Raisbeck AVIATION High School, right?) ;-)
7. Details, details, details!
8. Review the Study Guide that is located with the PDF’s of the chapters.
Finally, as you know we will be reading Homer Hickam’s book “Crater” for fourth quarter. You need to have that book IN YOUR HANDS and IN CLASS beginning Monday, April 28.
p.s. You need to start bringing your MLA Handbook to class every day beginning Monday, March 17.