THEE HOMEWORK

Writer/Author Presentations and Research
 
Finish these up if you haven't yet.
 
Truman Show & Exam Prep -- See THEE Documents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NECAP WEEK 5/11- 5/15
 
Writing Workshop -  Complete, Revise, & Edit Writer Research Papers
 
 
Finish Paper Towns for Monday, May 18
Writer Research  - Submit ASAP but no later than Monday, May 18.
Vocab Test 1-26 Wednesday, May 20.
 
May 4/ Due May 6
 
 
 
Look up the following Vocabulary Words from Paper Towns:
usurped 62
gibberish 85
dislodge 189
relinquish 188
Doric 48
simultaneous 54
demise 5
churn 6
bespectacled 12
storied 301
ubiquity
Read Paper Towns Part 2 Chapters 4 through 9 p. 109 - 149.
 
 
 
Computer Lab April 28

  1. Computer Lab (Rm 150 A1, Library 108 A3)

    A. Summarize, Analyze, and Evaluate the first five chapters of Paper Towns. Be sure to comment on the setting, characters, plot, and the style of the writing. Your goal is to explain what Green is trying to achieve and how well he is doing so far.

  2. Mini-Research Project on a Writer (like those on Equality or The Holocaust) – 3 Sources, Notes, 3 pages, Works Cited Page, Parenthetical Documantation)

    A. Choose a writer, any writer of some stature, to learn about through research. You may choose a writer we have read like Green, Shakespeare, Alexie, Krakauer, or Hemingway. Or you can choose someone you've read on your own or have heard of and want to read. You might Google “Writers,” “American Writers,” Asian Writers,” “British Writers” etc. to get some ideas.


    B. Identify, read, and take notes from three sources to gather information on your writer's: life, work, influences, and contribution to literature.


C. Write and parenthetically document your essay describing and explaining your writer's: life, work, influences, and contribution to literature.

HOMEWORK DUE April 30

Read Paper Towns Chapters 6 through 8 Pages 53-79







April 7/ Due  April 9
 
Prepare, memorize, and rehearse your lines for your Macbeth presentation Monday.  (Access full text in THEE Documents)
 
Macbeth Test Wednesday.
 
Vocabulary Quiz Friday.  (Access list in THEE Documents)
 
 
March 20/ Due March 24
Be rested and ready for Smarter Balance Test March 24, 26, 30, & April 1. 
Keep Macbeth text and Key Passages Handouts handy for class following this testing window.  (Key Passages available in THEE Documents)
 
 
March 18/ Due March 20
Read Macbeth Act 5 - Quiz to Follow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 16/ Due March 18
Read Macbeth Act 4 - Quiz to Follow.
 
 
 
 
March 12/ Due  March 16
 
Read Macbeth Act 3 - Quiz to Follow.

  1. Early Stages of Persecution
  2. Kristallnacht
  3. The First Concentration Camps
  4. Murder of the Disabled ("Euthanasia Program")
  5. Ghettos
  6. Mobile Killing Squads ("Einsatzqruppen")
  7. Expansion of the Concentration Camp System
  8. Death Camps
  9. Additional Victims
  10. Jewish Resistance
  11. Non-Jewish Resistance
  12. Rescue
  13. United States/World Response
  14. Death Marches
  15. Liberation
  16. Post War Trials
  17. Displaced Persons/Emigration

 

 
 
 
 
February 3 /Due February 5
 
Finish Night, chapters 7 through 9 (pages 98 through 115) and complete at least two thoughtful double entries.   If you're behind in the reading be sure to read at least through Chapter 6 (pages 85-97), arguably the most important chapter. 
 
If time allows, work on your Holocaust research project.
 
 
 
 
Continue your research driven Project/Paper/Essay.
 
Use links below if you need guidance in formatting your Works Cited Page:
 

MLA In-Text Citations

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

MLA Works Cited Page – Books

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

MLA Works Cited Page – Periodicals

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/07/

MLA Works Cited Page – Electronic Sources

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/

 

Exam Vocabulary words:  Ten of the following fifteen words will be on the exam:

emblematic

incarceration

starkly

rehabilitate

mandate

dire

reluctant

alleviate

ameliorate

double standard

indict

pondering

divergent

conscious

conscience

 

 
December 16/Due December 18
 
Begin/Continue your research driven Project/Paper/Essay by choosing a Research Question such as those listed below.  You can use one of these questions or develop a question yourself.  See THEE Documents for article you may find helpful.
 
Central Theme of Equality and Justice or Equal Justice

Some Possible Topics and Thesis Questions that would fit well under this central theme include but are not limited to the following:

Equality of Opportunity/Distribution of Wealth

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of wealth and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Gender Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of gender and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Racial Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of race and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Religious Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of religion and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Human Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of enthnicity, language, size, weight, looks, intellectual, mental, or physical disability, or other factors and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

More Specific Areas of Research Relevant to the Broader Topis Listed Above

Furgason

Eric Garner

CIA & Enhanced Interrogation

Native American Rights

Civil Rights Movement

Rights of the Disabled

Women's Rights

 
Your Thesis Driven Research Paper should be:
 
1. At least 3 double-spaced pages TNR 12.
2. Include in addition a Works Cited page with at least three sources that are not Wikipedia or encyclopedia sources: books, magazine articles, newspaper articles, scholarly journal articles.
3. Include parenthetical documentation.
 
Due: January 8
 
 
December 12/Due December 16
 
Brainstorm Ideas and Areas of Interest for a Research Project related to the
 
Central Theme of Equality and Justice or Equal Justice

Some Possible Topics and Thesis Questions that would fit well under this central theme include but are not limited to the following:

Equality of Opportunity/Distribution of Wealth

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of wealth and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Gender Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of gender and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

 Racial Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of race and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Religious Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of religion and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

Human Equality

How prevalent is discrimination on the basis of enthnicity, language, size, weight, looks, intellectual, mental, or physical disability, or other factors and if this is a problem, what is the solution?

 

More Specific Areas of Research Relevant to the Broader Topis Listed Above

Furgason

Eric Garner

CIA & Enhanced Interrogation

Native American Rights

Civil Rights Movement

Rights of the Disabled
 
 

Women's Rights  

 
 
 
December 8/Due December 12 (Due to Snow Day December 10)
Use dictionary.com to find definitions for:
 

Emblematic

Incarceration

Starkly

Rehabilitate

Mandate

Dire

Reluctant

alleviate

ameliorate

double standard

indict

pondering

divergent

conscious

conscience

 
 
December 4/Due December 8
 
Read "From Broken Homes to a Broken System" highlighting important information and ideas, looking for connections with Flight, circling the following words as you come across them and seek to more fully understand their meaning from the context of the article:

Emblematic

Incarceration

Starkly

Rehabilitate

Mandate

Dire

Reluctant

 
December 2/Due December 4
 
Read Chapters 19 through 21 of Flight with sufficient care and concentration to be prepared for quiz.
 
November 21/Due December 2
 
Read Chapters 13 through 18 of Flight with sufficient care and concentration to be prepared for a quiz.
 
 
 
 
 
November 17/Due November 19
 
 
 
 
Read Chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Flight with sufficient care and concentration to be prepared for a quiz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 13 / Due November 17
 
Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Flight with sufficient care and concentration to be prepared for a quiz.
 
November 7 / Due November 11
 
Study/Prepare so as to do well on the Vocabulary test Tuesday, November 11.   See Definitions in THEE Documents.
 
November 5 / Due November 7
 
Read Independently.
 
Vocabulary Test Tuesday, November 11
 

Required Words          

 

1. malady               

2. elucidate           

3. venerable

4. prodigious

5. succession

6. resignation

7. juvenile

8.precept

9. transcendent

10. intangible

11. opprobrium

12. vagrant

13. ludicrous

14. contingent

15. malevolent

 

 

Supplementary Words

thwart

incredulous 

commiserated

contemplative             

scrutiny

memorandum

pinioned

phenomenon

premonition

psychoanalyze

incongruous

expedient

juxtapose

vagabond

contiguous

 

 

 
Close Read  the two New York Times articles about protest and identity in Hong Kong.  --
(Posted  at THEE Documents)
 
October 30/ Due November 3 -  If you did not submit a complete draft of your essay comparing the text of  Into the Wild  with the film, complete your draft and print it out to have it at the beginning of class Monday.  

Continue wit independent reading at an appropriate challenge level.  Vocabulary Test Friday.

October 28/ Due October 30
 
Read the "Epilogue" and work on your Into the Wild essay comparing the text and the film.

 
October 24/ Due October 28

Read Into the Wild, Chapters 17& 18 --and be prepared to summarize and analyze this material.

October 22/ Due October 24
Read Into the Wild, Chapters 15 & 16 --and be prepared to summarize and analyze this material.
 
October 20/ Due October 22
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapter 14 --and be prepared to summarize and analyze this material.
 
October 15/ Due October 20
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapters  11-13--and be prepared to summarize and analyze this material.
 
October 13/ Due October 15
Read Into the Wild, Chapter s 9 & 10 --and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
 
 
 
October 13/ Due October 15
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapter s 9 & 10 --and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
October 9 / Due October 13
Read Into the Wild, Chapter 8, "Alaska" --and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
October 9/ Due October 13
Read Into the Wild, Chapter 8, "Alaska" -- and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
October 7/ Due October 9
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapters 7 -- and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
Study for Vocabulary Test 2 - See THEE Documents for list with definitions.
 

Required Words          

 

1. malady               

2. elucidate           

3. venerable

4. prodigious

5. succession

6. resignation

7. juvenile

8.precept

9. transcendent

10. intangible

 

Supplementary Words

thwart

incredulous 

commiserated

contemplative             

scrutiny

memorandum

pinioned

phenomenon

premonition

psychoanalyze

 

 
October 3/ Due October 7
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapters 6 --  and be prepared for a quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
 
 
October 1/ Due October 3
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapters 4 & 5 -- Answer questions on Chapter 4 (See THEE Documents) and  be prepared fora quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
September 29/ Due October 1
 
Read Into the Wild, Chapters 1-3 --  Be prepared fora  quiz or other format basic reading comprehension assessment.
 
September 25/ Due September 29
 
Revise and edit your summer essay about nature.  Be sure to:
 
    1. use quotes and other direct reference to at least two of the summer readings to develop and support             your thesis/central idea.
 
   2.  Proofread carefully to correct any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
 
    3. Respond to questions and comments suggesting the need for clarification and/or examples and further             explanation or development.
 
September 23/ Due September 25
 
Read "To Build a Fire" by Jack London.  Like Thoreau, London was an important philosophical and literary influence on Chris McCandless, the young man who is the subject matter of Into the Wild, the non-fiction book by Jon Krakauer we will read next.  Two versions of this London story are available at THEE Documents: the first to be published "juvenile version" using simpler style and vocabulary and the more polished but more challenging "classic" story.  Read the one that suits you best and print it out so you can mark it up and have a copy in class.  You might even want to read both versions to compare them, especially if you are thinking of taking this class at the honors level. 
 
If you are considering honors, let me know.  I need to complete the honors sign up soon.  See me or e-mail me if you have ay questions. 
 
September 19/ Due September 23
 
Close read "Where I Lived and What I Lived For."  Circle vocabulary you find interesting or unfamiliar.
 
September 15/ Due September 17
Read for 30 minutes or more in your independent reading book. Review and prepare for vocabulary quiz Friday, 9/19. See Required and Supplementary Words and Required Word Definitions in "THEE Documents."
 
September 11/ Due September 15
Read for 30 minutes or more in your independent reading book. Be prepared to write and talk about both the content (what happens or what it's about) and the form (how it is written and organized - the style, tone, and point of view).
 
September 9/ Due September 11
 
Read for 30  minutes or more in your  independent reading book.  Be prepared to write and talk about both the content (what happens or what it's about) and the form (how it is written and organized - the style, tone, and point of view). 
 
September 5/ Due September 9
 
Read for 30  minutes or more in your  independent reading book.  Be prepared to write and talk about both the content (what happens or what it's about) and the form (how it is written and organized - the style, tone, and point of view). 
 
September 3/ Due September 5
 
Pick one of the prose (not poetry) summer readings to summarize and analyze.  Include in your analysis some observations about how the piece is written and what makes it successful.
 
August 29/ Due September 3
1.  Write a poem.  Minimum 9 lines.  Any style.
2.  Choose a book for independent reading and bring to every class.  Aim for a challenge level to advance your reading and vocabulary skills.