Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last Chance for Extra Credit

Andre Dubus
Marianne Leone Richard Russo

Transformed by Art

March 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Authors André Dubus (Townie), Marianne Leone (Knowing Jessie), and Richard Russo, (Empire Falls, Nobody’s Fool) recount how writing changed their lives.


Jamaica Plain Branch Library
Thurs. March 1, 6:30pm
The Book Club Cookbook by Gelman and KruppWhether it's Roman punch for The Age of Innocence or sabzi challow (spinach and rice) with lamb for The Kite Runner, Swedish meatballs and glogg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas for one hundred popular book club selections, this fully revised and updated edition of The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes nd Food for Thought From Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with literary masterpieces.

Brookline Booksmith
Thursday, March 1st at 7pm
Pamela Druckerman

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

When former Wall Street Journal correspondent Pamela Druckerman (Lust in Translation) had her first child in Paris, she started to notice that the French have a distinct style of parenting. In her new book, she shares how French mothers stay relaxed and independent while raising good sleepers, healthy eaters, and well-behaved, inquisitive children.
Saturday, March 3rd at 12:30pm

Michael Ian Black
You’re Not Doing It Right

Tickets Required. On Sale 2/6.

Michael Ian Black is a comedian (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer), screenwriter (Run, Fat Boy, Run) and author (My Custom Van, Chicken Cheeks). He is also, despite his best efforts, a “Yuppie A-Hole.” In his new collection of essays, he muses in his deadpan, sardonic style on suburban life, from cruising for his inevitable “divorce house” despite being happily married, to the pros and cons of hamster ownership.
Starting February 6th, get a free ticket when you pre-purchase a copy of You’re Not Doing It Right at our store (617-566-6660) or website with the option to buy a second ticket for just $5. All tickets will be held at the Brookline Booksmith.

Harvard Book Store
Cristina Alger
Cristina Alger

The Darlings: A Novel
March 1, 2012
7:00 PM

Audrey Schulman
Audrey Schulman

Three Weeks in December
March 2, 2012
7:00 PM

Monday, February 27, 2012

Homework 2/27

Vocabulary will be moved to Monday, March 5  is REVIEW (lessons 1-5), multiple choice! Earn back some quiz points...

ALL make up work should be submitted, extra credit Book Events due by Friday

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Homework 2/16

1) research paper, page 4!

2) complete the Source List handout

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Homework 2/14

1) page 3 of the paper tomorrow!

2) Culture Vulture proposal on Thursday

3) vocab, lesson 5

Here's a great Valentine's Day song: "As" by Stevie Wonder

as stevie wonder from douglas folos on Vimeo.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Homework 2/13

1) ROAR notes #2 (the whole book!)

2) page 3 of research paper due on Wednesday

3) Vocab Quiz #5 on Thursday

4) Culture Vulture proposal on Thursday

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hunger Games!

Homework 2/10

1) page 2 of the research paper, Monday!

sorry period 5 that this vocab quiz keeps getting pushed back...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homework 2/9

1) type and print your Research Paper page #1, then upload to

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homework 2/7

1) bring in one paragraph of paraphrase from your research articles

2) keep on looking over your vocabulary words; Thursday is soon

Monday, February 6, 2012

Homework 2/6

1) bring in one article or book that you can use to take notes!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Homework 2/3

enjoy the "big game"

1) complete the bystander survey; extra credit points on the line!
period 2 (13 responses)
period 4 (12 responses)
period 5 (10 responses)

2) read over my comments on your work, ask a few questions about "what does Mr. Doreian mean"

3) bring in two book sources for your research paper!