Monday, February 28, 2011

Extra Credit Book Events

Here are two amazing book events that you can use for Culture Vulture or Extra Credit. I will be attending the Thursday event at the MFA with Julia Alvarez. While it has a hefty ticket price, there are often free tickets given out.

Jodi Picoult - Sing You Home ($5)
Wednesday 03/02/2011 6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith

Join us for an evening of story and song with the NYT best-selling author of My Sister’s Keeper, House Rules, and The Pact. In her new novel, Picoult tells the tale of Zoe Baxter, who finds love where she didn’t expect it and ends up pitted against her ex-husband in a legal battle at the forefront of the gay rights debate. This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets are $5 each and will go on sale on Monday 2/7. You can purchase them by calling 617.566.6660 or dropping by the Booksmith.

Julia Alvarez
I, Too, Sing America: The Making Of An All-american Writer
The Museum of Fine Arts
March 3, 2011
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Born in the US and raised in the Dominican Republic—the birthplace of both her parents—Julia Alvarez is one of America’s most esteemed authors, bringing a unique voice to her extensive oeuvre. The author of bestsellers How the Garcia Sisters Lost Their Accent and In the Time of Butterflies, Alvarez explores themes of culture and assimilation, especially in the Latin American community. With her husband, Bill Eichner, she founded Alta Gracia, a sustainable organic coffee farm and literacy project in the Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez talks about her evolution as a writer of the Americas and discusses themes of multiculturalism.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vacation Homework

uh, ROAR, Culture Vulture, Research Paper...

I will have office hours @Copley Library on Saturday, February 26. Look for me in the Young Adult section from 12:00-2:00pm

Use the links on the right column for EXTRA CREDIT book events

Here is a link to some other film readings from

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Homework 2/16

formal MLA outline due tomorrow!

-use the Cambridge Rindge and Latin outline maker
-sample MLA outlines
-MLA video!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Homework 2/11

Research Paper
-2 book sources for Monday
-MLA outline for Thursday
-Rough Draft 3/1 (Tuesday after vacation)
-Final Draft 3/11 (Friday)

Vocab Quiz
2/16 lesson 3
3/2 lesson 4

all five posts due Friday, 2/25

Culture Vulture
proposal, proof, response due Monday, 2/28

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Homework 2/9

-paraphrase one paragraph (4 sentences) of your research sources
-Vocab lesson #3 quiz next Wednesday (2/16)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Homework 1/8

Bring your two research sources to class. Please do not settle for lazy research (google); use the tools we learned about with Harness the power of your library card.

thanks to Jocelyn who noticed that JSTOR was not getting results through searches. Here's the hint:
-click on "JSTOR" (the actual name, not the check box)
-you will be sent to the actual JSTOR site (be ready with your library card #)
-let the results come flying in!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Homework 2/4

Period 1&2
-Idea Skeleton outline
-bring any resource material you can collect over the weekend (books, articles)

Period 4&6
-Idea Skeleton outline
-2 research sources
-826 Biography

Night test/vocab lesson 2 on Tuesday

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Homework 2/3

Period 1 and 2
-keep working on your thesis statements
-start requesting books from related to your topic

Period 4 and 6
-compose two or three practice thesis statements (read the handout from class)
-826 biographies must be ready by Monday

ALL Classes
-Night/Lesson 2 test on Tuesday