Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun!

As you much on turkey, yams, and other goodies, be sure to spend some ROAR time and plan out a Culture Vulture activity.

Here's something quick for Monday (11/30):

1) select a section from Antigone that you enjoy. Make sure it is at least three lines of text, or a few lines of conversation between characters

2) copy the section from this online version HERE

3) enter the text into Wordle

4) get creative!

5) print your best result to share on Monday

MBTI Refresher

1) think the test accurately described your personality? Give it a 2nd shot here:


2) Want to see which celebrities share your MBTI grouping?


Monday, November 23, 2009

HW 11/23

1) complete your reading of Antigone
2) ROAR reading- get a post done this week
3) plan out your Culture Vulture activity

12/1 Antigone Test
12/2 Vocab #7

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekend Homework

1) read and notes for Antigone p.721-732

2) enjoy you some ROAR

3) plan out Culture Vulture for over the Thanksgiving break

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homework 11/19

1) read Antigone Ode 2 and Scene 3

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Homework 11/17

1) ROAR time! Get your 1st post done by 10pm

2) Vocab Quiz #6 (exercise 1&2 if you scored below a B last week)

3) finish reading Scene 1 of Antigone p.700-704

4) thinking about Term 2 Culture Vulture?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Homework 11/16

1) read the Parados section of Antigone, remember "to the left, to the left"

2) ROAR post #1 due on Tuesday night by 10pm

3) Vocabulary Quiz #6 on Wednesday, vocab homework for groups earning a B- or below last week

Extra Credit or Culture Vulture Book Events

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Steve Buckley, A Wicked Good Year: How the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics Turned the Hub of the Universe into the Capital of Sports

Tuesday, November 17

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Maxim D. Shrayer, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam: Stories

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Anita Silvey, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Dave Zeltserman, Pariah

Wednesday, November 18

7:00 pm, First Parish Church Meetinghouse (sponsored by Harvard Book Store), $5
David Plouffe, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons from Barack Obama's Historic Victory

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Michael Greenberg, Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Marianne Taylor, The Book of Cool

Thursday, November 19

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Hallie Ephron, Katherine Hall Page, and Hank Phillippi Ryan

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
James Schwartz, In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

Friday, November 20

3:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Friday Forum
James Schwartz, In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

Saturday, November 21

1:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Sheryl Julian, The New Boston Globe Cookbook

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend HW

We'll be sure to talk about the play on Monday, but until then...

1) Culture Vulture Final Draft- Turnitin.com and printed for Monday

2) read and notes of p.685-689 in the textbook

3) ROAR 1st post for Tuesday 11/17

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homework 11/12

1) read the Midsummer Night's Dream summary and be ready for the play (and a quiz!)

For Monday

2) Final Draft of 1st term Culture Vulture- edits and research, cover page & works cited
-print a copy
-turnitin a copy

3) Read and take notes on Antigone background p.685-689 in your literature text book

1st ROAR post due on Tuesday 11/17

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homework 11/10

1) Perfectly Printed Paper
-be sure to check all the formatting guidelines
-your paper must include cover page, one page of text, and a works cited page

-thanks to Jie, here are two MLA videos:

2) Culture Vulture Final Draft for Monday

3) ROAR first post 11/17

Monday, November 9, 2009

Book Events- Culture Vulture or Extra Credit

Tuesday, November 10

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Tariq Ali, The Idea of Communism

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Sebastian Stuart, The Hour Between
Jonathan Strong, Drawn from Life

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Dorothy Lamb Crawford, A Windfall of Musicians

Wednesday, November 11

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
November Winedown, Booksellers' Favorite Cookbooks

7:30pm, Brookline Booksmith sponsored reading at Congregation Kehillath Israel, $5
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Thursday, November 12

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Christopher Ives - Imperial-Way Zen

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
John Connolly, The Gates

7:30 pm, Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall (sponsored by Harvard Book Store)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Colored People: A Memoir

7:00 pm, Room 101 of Boston University’s School of Communication building, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, $5
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
Russian-language reading

Friday, November 13

3:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Friday Forum
Robert Strassler, Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

6:00 pm, Brattle Theatre (sponsored by Harvard Book Store), $5
Elizabeth Benedict, Mentors, Muses & Monsters: Thirty Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives
with Chris Castellani, Margot Livesey, Jay Cantor, Julia Glass, and Jim Shepard

7:00 pm, Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow Street, Harvard Square
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
Reading and reception

New England Crime Bake
Annual mystery writers’ and readers’ conference takes place all weekend in Dedham. Sold out.

Saturday, November 14

9:30 AM, First Parish Church
Cambridge Forum
The Road to Copenhagen: A Mini Conference on Global Climate Change

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Aimee Bender, The Third Elevator (a reading for Madras Press)

Homework 11/9

1) ROAR Proposal due tomorrow

2) Vocab Quiz #5 tomorrow

3) Perfect Printed Paper- Thursday
-enjoy my less than perfect paper from college as a model for your formatting

4) Culture Vulture Final Draft- Monday 11/16

Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend Homework

1) TKAM Film Terms test

2) Vocab p46-47 for students earning a B- or below on quiz #4

3) Vocab Quiz #5 on Tuesday

4) ROAR book proposal for Tuesday

5) Perfect Printed Paper

-select an essay from this year or last year (could download from Turnitin.com)
-edit for perfect formatting, then print for class

Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced, left justified font
One inch top, bottom, and side margins
MLA Works Cited page and intext citations (Lee 23).
Book Titles underlines or italiazed, article titles in quotations
Cover page (title horizontally and vertically centered; name class, date at the bottom center) and page # in upper right corner: Doreian 3

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homework 11/4

1) review over your film terms

2) ROAR! Get into those books!

3) TKAM Film Terms test on Monday

4) Vocab Quiz #5 on Tuesday

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Homework 11/3

1) Vocab Quiz #4 tomorrow!

2) bring a ROAR proposal sheet, or notes from perusing books out from the blog

Monday, November 2, 2009

Homework 11/2

Term 2, here we go!

1) vocab p.38-39 for Tuesday

2) EXTRA CREDIT TKAM essay due @2pm- Turnitin.com & Printed

3) Notes on Term 2 ROAR selections (11/4) ROAR Book Proposal (11/10)