Eng H2: We did a close reading of two passages in chapter 5, 30-32 and 32-33, exploring the symbolism of the wine as blood and the personification used to show the extreme want, hunger, afflicting the French people before the revolution. We then looked at Dr. Manette and Madame Defarge in “The Shoemaker”. Read the first two chapters of the next book for tomorrow.
Eng 12: To introduce the ideas of the next novel I showed you THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode, “The Shelter”. We will discuss the show and begin the novel tomorrow.
If you missed it, here is the episode we watched:
this is the guide sheet we used in class as we watched it.
Eng H2: We took a look at the characters so far in the novel, particularly looking for any epithets that Dickens uses to identify them. Read chapter 6 for tomorrow.
Eng 12: We had our AoW discussion for #18. No homework for tomorrow, although is a handful of students who still need to turn in their 1984 fan fiction. Get it in . Don’t lose any more credit.
A timely article on a topic buzzing around our school.
Please write your thoughtful response to this on your blog by Thursday, March, 13.
Eng H2: We covered the first three chapters. Tonight, please read only chapter 4. Chapter 5 can be due for Monday. AoW 18 due tonight.
Eng 12: Working on those 1984 chapters, which are due by the end of class Friday. Submit a double spaced version to turnitin. Print out a single spaced copy to hand in in class. AoW 18 due tonight.
Please read ONLY chapter 4 for tomorrow. You will read chapter 5 for Monday. Please spread the word. Sorry for the confusion.
Eng H2: After a guidance presentation, we began studying the tone of chapter one and the mood of chapter two. We will continue this tomorrow as well as look at the mystery in chapter 3.
Eng 12: A full day to work on 1984 fan fiction, which is due by the end of class Friday. I want a double spaced, 12 font copy submitted to turnitin AND a single spaced copy printed out.
AoW 18 is due for all by Thursday night.
Eng H2: we started the next novel, A Tale of Two Cities, with the first three chapters due for tomorrow.
Eng 12: After a brief review of passive and active voice, you evaluated the voice of your own writing while continuing to work on the chapter. You will have Wednesday through Friday to work on writing after SSR. Final, polished pieces are due but the end of class on Friday.
This is an opinion piece from the NY Times related to the current bill going through the Idaho legislature to allow concealed carrier permit holders to carry a gun on state college campuses. As you read, please consider tone, especially right from the provocative title. Think carefully about the topic and write a response reflecting your thoughts on this piece and the topic in general.
Blog posts due by Thursday night, 3/6.
Eng H2: This was the last day of inclass rehearsal for the monologue. Everyone must be ready to go on Monday.
Eng 12: We worked on drafting your 1984 fan fiction piece. You should have a completed first draft on Monday. Today, we covered the following required elements of the piece, focussing on flashback.
Required elements of 1984 chapter:
Winston and at least one other character from the novel
Dialogue between two characters
The narration jumps, without saying, “He remembered…” to a time in the character’s past.
Should feel confusing to the reader at first, possibly requiring rereading.
Is often triggered in and out by something in the present narration (a sound, a sight, a word, a smell, etc.)
Reveals important character or idea information.