Seniors: Email me if you want your Fairy Tale Project Grades. I will leave the rubrics for the Fairy Tale projects in the plastic cubbies at the entrance to the faculty room on the lower level.
Sophomores: If you didn't hand in your intro paragraph today, please do so by Thursday. All due Thursday--your Working Bibliography for the research paper. You need 5 secondary sources for this piece of the research process. That means you'll have at least 6 entries on your Working Biblio page (primary source plus 5 secondary sources). Consult the following website for help with the MLA format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
To All My Seniors,
It was a great year! I'm sure we will see each other around the school this week but I wanted to wish you the best. See you at graduation!
Senior English: Fairy Tales Project due on Friday. We will read them in class.
Sophomore Honors English: Thesis due to my email firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven't already emailed me. Packet will be checked in class on Friday. You need to have the prewriting parts done and have found 5 sources. You will need 4 for the final paper.
Theatre: Get your reflections in.
Senior English: Bring art supplies to work on your fairy tale books. Have storyboards finished and sketches started by Monday. Work in pencil first! You can't have another hardcover book! Upload your essays to turnitin.com.
Sophomores: NONE! Be ready to start your research paper this week!
Theatre: NONE! Great show today! I got so many compliments and I can't wait to share them with you.
ASSIGNMENT: Write a short persuasive essay answering the question below. Cite specific examples (quotes from stories, example from the movies) in your essay. You may use the following for your sources: Perault's "The Little Glass Slipper," the Grimm Bros. version of Cinderella, and Disney's Cinderella.
Is the story of Cinderella still relevant today? Should it be read to little girls? (In other words, is it a harmless story or does the story contain potentially damaging themes?)
REQUIREMENTS and CONCERNS:
Senior English: Read the Grimm stories in your fairy tale packet. (Briar Rose, Frog Prince, and Rapunzel) Be ready for a quiz!
Sophomore Honors English: Vocabulary Test next Thursday 5/10. Complete review sheets for Curious and Catcher. Read Chapter 5-8 in Animal Farm.
Theatre: On Friday, we will finish up informal readings. And you will do a reading for me OFF BOOK! While other people are reading for me, you will rehearse.
The show is now during 4th block.
Seniors: Read "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson (handout) and be ready for a quiz. Start thinking about what you might want to write in your very own fairy tale.
Sophomores Honors: Complete 14 A-C in you Vocabulary books for Wednesday. Complete the Regents Review sheets on Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth for Wednesday. And read chapters 2-4 in Animal Farm. You will have a quiz on chapters 1-4 of AF on WEdnesday when we come into class.
Theatre: Informal performances will continue on Wednesday. Memorize your scenes by FRIDAY!!!
Senior English: Study for your test on Greek Heroes on Monday.
Sophomore English Honors: Pride and Prejudice essay due on Wednesday April 25th. Bring your vocabulary book and $8.00 for Animal Farm. Complete the Regents worksheets.
Theatre: Rehearsal of scenes begins on Thursday.
Senior English: Read Odysseus's story in Mythology book on pp. 291-319. Be ready for a quiz on it.
Mythology Test on Heroes on April 23rd (Jason / The Quest for the Golden Fleece, Theseus, The Trojan War, Achilles, Hercules, and Odysseus)
Sophomore English: Pride & Prejudice Essay due April 25th. Bring 8.00 for Animal Farm.
Theatre Arts: Think about what you want to do for the Senior Show on May 10th. We have two narrators already. We need a producer. We need monologues and scenes. Search on the internet for scenes and monologues.
Pride and Prejudice ESSAY
Write a critical essay in which you discuss Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice from the particular perspective of ONE of the statements that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from the two works. You may use scrap paper to plan your response.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our
neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? --Jane Austen, 1811 make sport= make
fun Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own
time and manner of devotion. --Jane Austen, from her novel Mansfield Park Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am
right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong? --Jane Austen
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
--Jane Austen, 1811
make sport= make fun
Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
--Jane Austen, from her novel Mansfield Park
Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right,
is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
Guidelines: Be sure to
• Provide a valid interpretation of the critical lens that clearly establishes the criteria for analysis
• Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it
• Choose two works you have read that you believe best support your opinion
• Use the criteria suggested by the critical lens to analyze the works you have chosen
• Avoid plot summary. Instead, use specific references to appropriate literary elements (for example: theme, characterization, setting, point of view) to develop your analysis
• Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner • Specify the titles and authors of the literature you choose • Follow the conventions of standard written English
DUE: April 25th