Friday, January 29, 2010

Homework 1/29

1) period 5 needs to finish their annotations

2) ROAR? Get it done before we start writing and researching

5th post:
1) sections/characters minimized in the film
2) sections/characters emphasized in the film
3) narration- how does the camera show omniscient or limited 3rd person (or POV 1st)
4) reoccurring images (motifs)
5) use of music/sound effects
6) description of one shot using strong film terms

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homework 1/28

1) poetry out loud #2! Keep on practicing, and be ready to shine

2) keep on pressing forward with your research topics

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Homework 1/27

1) have parent signature on Research Paper letter

2) finish research paper brainstorm

3) practice poem for Friday's presentation

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Homework 1/26

1) poem memorization for tomorrow

2) upload Heroism Essay to

3) brainstorm about research paper topics

Monday, January 25, 2010

Homework 1/25


Report to the Tim Smith Computer Lab, 2nd floor by the Guidance office


1) poem memorization #2 for Wednesday

2) ROAR/Culture Vulture Quiz on Wednesday

3) edit and upload Heroism essay for Tuesday to

Book Events

6:00 pm, Brattle Theatre (sponsored by Harvard Book Store), $5
Joseph Stiglitz, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
with noted editor Cullen Murphy

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
The Harvard Square Book Circle discusses On the Origin of Species

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Daniyal Mueenuddin, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Tuesday, January 26

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Gail Godwin - Unfinished Desires

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
January Winedown for Let's Go
Featuring an informal budget travel workshop

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Steve Almond, Sherry Ellis, Lise Haines, Elizabeth Searle - Illuminating Fiction: Today's Best Writers of Fiction

Wednesday, January 27

6:00 pm, Boston Public Library
Lowell Lecture: Arthur Frommer

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Sadie Jones - Small Wars

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
David M. Walker, Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility

Thursday, January 28

1:00 pm, First Parish Church
Cambridge Forum presents A Mini-Conference on Global Climate Change

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Amy Bloom, Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Chris Farrell - The New Frugality

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Sophia Pappas, Good Morning Children

Saturday, January 30

4:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Robert S. Lyons, On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell
with Upton Bell

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Homework 1/22

1) Poem #2 Memorization- Tuesday

2) Julius Caesar Annotations

-periods 1&2 due on Monday
-period 5 complete Plutarch research sheet

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Homework 1/20

1) ROAR post #2 on Thursday night

2) memorize poem #2

3) keep adding to your Caesar Annotations (period 5- sheet is due Friday)

4) revise and upload Winter Break Prompt to

Julius Caesar Annotations: Work Day #2

Class site!

Follow these links to historical material Shakespeare used while writing Julius Caesar

book version:


Mark Antony*.html


This version of the play includes great notes

New Hudson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Homework 1/19

1: select a 2nd poem for Poetry Out Loud

2: ROAR post #2 on Thursday

3: Julius Caesar Annotations due Monday 1/25

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Homework 1/15

1) keep on plugging away with your Julius Caesar annotations, add photos, comments, questions, and all the help you wished someone could have given you when we read it back in December

2) keep on ROARing. Have you book read before research paper February, and life (in ELA) will be so much easier

Period 5
-poems on Tuesday
-finish Julius Caesar Annotations Work Day #1 sheet

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Culture Vulture Events

Boston University celebrates the life of one of its most distinguished alumni, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in one of Boston's oldest and largest commemorations of his national holiday.

Featuring a speech by the former president of the Parliament of Rwanda, Joseph Sebarenzi, and author of "God Sleeps in Rwanda." Includes music by the Inner Strength Gospel Choir, a dance by members of the REACH! Dance Ensemble, and other community contributions.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Howard Thurman Center.

Speaker(s): Joseph Sebarenzi, author of "God Sleeps in Rwanda"
Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:00pm
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue (GSU Metcalf Hall, 2nd floor)

Special Events @ The MFA
Dr. King Day- Monday, January 18

The Untold Story: Art, Civil Rights, and Human Rights
10:30–11:30 am Remis Auditorium
Film screening presented by the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film program.
• Islands of the People
• The Art of Romare Bearden
• Mixed Media Masters

American Sign Language Twelfth Baptist Church of Roxbury Gospel Concert
12:15–1 pm Remis Auditorium
A live performance highlighting the history of civil rights and song.

American Sign Language Poetry Slam
Remis Auditorium
A showcase of spoken-word performances by artists from across Boston and students from Berklee College of Music.

2:30–3:30 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents a poetry slam showcase featuring Bridgit Brown, Josianne Martinez, Ayo “The Reason” Yayo, and Tony Tran.

3:30–4:30 The MFA, in partnership with Berklee College of Music, presents Armsted Christian's Flowology Experience, featuring Shea Rose and other special guests.

Homework 1/14

1) ROAR 1st post

2) Poetry Out Loud
-period 1,2 (Friday)
-period 5 (next Tuesday)

3) keep plugging away on your annotations

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Homework 1/13

1: work on your Poem presentation: Friday period 1&2, Tuesday period 5

2: begin to update your Julius Caesar page with helpful annotations

3: keep on reading your ROAR

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Caesar Work Day #2

Period 5
-complete the Julius Caesar worksheet for your lines (due Thursday)

Period 1 and 2

-copy and paste relevant material from Plutarch's Noble Lives, and notes from the Variorum or New Hudson edition of Julius Caesar


book version:


Mark Antony*.html


Variorum Edition

New Hudson

Monday, January 11, 2010

Extra Credit Book Events!

as always, call before heading out the door to see if the event is still on!

Events in BOLD are a Mr. Doreian pick

Monday, January 11

6:00 pm, Brattle Theatre (sponsored by Harvard Book Store), $5
Raj Patel, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy
With NPR's On Point producer John Wihbey

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Jayne Anne Phillips, Lark and Termite

7:30pm, Brookline Booksmith
Booksmith Book Club discusses Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

Tuesday, January 12

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Anne Cabot Wyman, Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father

Wednesday, January 13

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Gretchen Rubin - The Happiness Project

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

Thursday, January 14

7:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein - 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

7:00 pm, Harvard Book Store
Don Lattin, The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America

7:00 pm, Porter Square Books
A Taste of Sweet Bordeaux: A wine tasting with Aline Baly

7:00 pm, Lizard Lounge
Joe Pernice, It Feels So Good When I Stop (combination novel and soundtrack)

Friday, January 15

7:00 pm, First Parish Church Meetinghouse, $5
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Saturday, January 16

11:00 am, Forest Hills Cemetery
Anthony Mitchell Sammarco, Jamaica Plain, MA
Presented by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society

4:00 pm, Brookline Booksmith
Tracy Chevalier - Remarkable Creatures

Sunday, January 17

11:00 am, Porter Square Books
PSB Book Club will be discussing Broccoli and Other Tales of Love and Food. Visit the Book Club page for more information.

1:30 pm, Boston Public Library
*George Saunders and Ha Jin

Friday, January 8, 2010

Homework 1/8

1) memorize your poem (and print a copy) for the 5 minute sprint write on Monday

2) upload your presentation speech/works cited/2 multiple choice questions to

3) copy your Julius Caesar lines into wordpad, then copy into your section of the web page

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Homework 1/7

1) Begin to write your Presentation speech.
The speech must include:
-works cited page
-multiple choice questions about your presentation

It must be uploaded to by Monday.

2) keep on memorizing your poem. 5 minute poem write on Monday; bring a printed copy to class







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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Homework 1/6

1) begin to research your Culture Vulture/ROAR presentation topics

2) memorize that poem!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Julius Caesar Work Day #1

Welcome to our work day.

-define at least 5 Shakespearean words
-demonstrate knowledge of you vs. thee/thou (review page # )

-identify at least one metaphor
-identify at least one personification
-hunt down anaphora, metonymy, pun, simile

-identify a line that is in iambic pentameter
-identify a line that is not in iambic pentameter
-explain why the line is longer or shorter than an iambic pentameter line

Stage Directions
-list any given stage directions
-create two stage directions (Brutus looks with surprise at Portia, Cassius leans over to whisper with Casca) for two lines of dialogue

Dance Culture Vulture

big thanks to Ms. Styles for this fantastic (free) Culture Vulture!

The Boston Center for the Arts presents Movement at the Mills,
an exhibition of movement by three prominent Boston dance companies.

Friday, January 8, 2010 6-9 pm
Free and open to the public

Performances occur three times a night on three stages simultaneously.
Audience members are invited to walk through the gallery and observe
various styles of dance as artwork.

Featured companies:
Mariah Steele
Screech to a Stop
Michael Jahoda’s White Box Project

Mariah Steele :: Mariah Steele :: Screech to a Stop :: Screech to a Stop ::

Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery
551 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

For more information call 617-456-1132

Homework 1/5

1) select your ROAR/Culture Vulture presentation, list 3 areas you could research

Macy's Holiday Show
1: description of the lights
2: history of the event
3: major US department stores

2) begin to memorize your Poetry Out Loud poem

3) ROAR proposal due on Friday (1/8)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Homework 1/4

1) select a poem to memorize for the Poetry Out Loud competition

2) select lines to annotate from Julius Caesar

3) select a ROAR or Culture Vulture from term 1 or 2 to research and present to the class

4) select a ROAR for Term III- book into film