Monday, March 30, 2009

HW 3/30

What will the MCAS question be tomorrow?

Post a comment with your guess. A lunch to the person who gets closest to the actual prompt.

1) get a good sleep

2) enjoy a nice breakfast

3) arrive to school on time

Thursday, March 26, 2009

HW 3/26

1) time for a practice MCAS essay

-pick one of the 9 questions, and write for 40 minutes (non-stop)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

HW 3/25

1) study, study, study for the Antigone test

2) complete the MCAS cheat sheet

Monday, March 23, 2009

I do Culture Vultures too...

So, this weekend I had a minor epiphany. Since you share the Culture Vultures done each term, I should pass along the Culture Vulture activities of my life.

Here's a fine film that has been on my list of "to watch" for some time. It's called Persepolis, and it's the story of an Iranian girl who faces great struggles as her country changes from dictator rule to a religious state. The film mimics the style of a graphic novel, animated to capture the black and white drawings of the original book. While the characters speak French, with subtitles it is very easy to follow along. Best scene: Marjane goes to buy black market tapes because the government has banned "corrupt Western influences." And she ends up with Iron Maiden!

Check it out:

HW 3/23

1) write out a solid Antigone quote for each of these three areas:

-Oh Snap!
-Words of Wisdom
-Poetic Beauty

be sure to include who is the speaker

2) in your groups, collect quotes and images to illustrate the plot of Antigone

Rising Action
Climax (anagnorisis & peripeteia)
Falling Action

tomorrow, you will put them together to form an illustration of the plot

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend HW

1) finish reading Antigone, paeon and exodos

2: look over the MCAS list of terms (all 4 pages)

3) get on that ROAR, the movie time will come soon

Thursday, March 19, 2009

HW 3/19

1) Antigone reading

for Ode 4, connect the Greek allusions to the Antigone story

read until page 731

2) time for more ROAR

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HW 3/18

1) active reading of Antigone, until page 722

2) read that ROAR book!

Monday, March 16, 2009

HW 3/16

1) get reading on your ROAR

2) read and notes on Antigone, until p.714

3) NO Vocab quiz this week. We'll use the class and homework time looking at the MCAS test

Friday, March 13, 2009

Weekend HW

1) read to page #705 in Antigone

ROAR Book for Monday

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HW 3/11

1: connect the passages from "To Build a Fire" with our notes on Existentialism. Do be sure to read the paragraph description that is on the front of your worksheet.

2: Vocab Quiz #16 on Friday

3: ROAR book for Monday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HW 3/10

1: Active Reading of the Background on Greek Theater, and Antigone (p.585 I think)

2: Vocab Quiz #16 on Friday

3: ROAR book must be brought in to class on Monday

Monday, March 9, 2009

HW 3/9

Here is the story for tonight:

Take some good notes, have good questions.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

HW 3/4

1) complete the Introduction and Conclusions worksheet

2) bring sections of your research paper to revise in class

3) begin the Works Cited

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

HW 3/3

1) finish up the (S)tyle section of the research paper

2) begin to assemble your works cited entries

3) are you aiming for Extra Credit with your Culture Vulture Article? Submit it by 3/6.