Monthly Archives: November 2010

9th Grade: H.W. #52, Due 12/1, Wednesday

1. Continue revising!!! 2. Write paragraph #2 following the model provided on the Pointers sheet. (NOTE: no reading is assigned so that you can focus on working on this essay). Those people who have not emailed me their thesis should … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#52, DUE 12/1, Wednesday

1. Print out and read the following short article: http://files.theschoolsystem.net/stuy/mandlerd/AchillesinHades.pdf 2. Re-read Book 11. This time, pay attention to details. Select one of the characters with whom Odysseus speaks: Tiresias (if your last name begins with A-G), Anticleia (O’s mother) (if … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#51, DUE 11/30, TUESDAY

1. Read Book 11. 2. Select three vocabulary words from the text you do not know. Copy them onto index cards with definitions. 3.  Write a paragraph in which you compare and contrast the afterlife described by Odysseus to one … Continue reading

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9th Grade: H.W.#51, DUE 11/30, TUESDAY

1. Continue refining your first draft! Work on it to make it grammatically correct, smooth, and convincing. You were given a format to work with. Use it first to shape your thoughts into the structure provided. Later on, you may … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#50, Due Monday 11/29.

1. Read Book 10. 2. Compose three questions based on this book with a brief response. The questions should be clarifying (perhaps word usage), and probing (going deeper into the meaning of certain lines). Happy Thanksgiving!

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9th Grade: H.W. #50 (!) Due Monday, 11/29

Some clarifications. The way I understand Bukiet’s assertion regarding the idea that when one claims that the Holocaust has lessons to teach one provides a silver lining to the event that may serve to justify it is as follows: 1. … Continue reading

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9th Grade: H.W.#49, Due Wednesday, 11/24

1. Finish reading and annotating the article (last ten pages). 2. Begin planning for the essay by reflecting on the question. Brainstorm. Think about what the word “lesson” means in this context. You can read more of the conversation between … Continue reading

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