Monthly Archives: September 2014

12th Grade: H.W.#17, Due Wednesday, 10/1

1. Print out and read the document at the bottom of this homework assignment with excerpts from various critics on Beowulf. 2. Choose two excerpts, one with which you agree and another one with which you disagree. Write a response … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#17, Due Wednesday, 10/1

1. Begin reading Antigone (pages 59-75). 2. Write three questions based on three specific passages with your tentative answers. Question 1: clarifying question (e.g. What exactly does character X mean when s/he says ________ in line V?) Question 2: probing question (e.g. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#16, Due Tuesday, 9/30

1. Re-read the ending of Beowulf from line 2669 all the way to the end. 2. Take a phrase that strikes you as significant and react to it by making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world) on a post-it note. This … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#16, Due Tuesday, 9/30

1.  Finish Oedipus at Colonus. 2. Write a short reflection (no more than one paragraph) on the question whether or not this play is a tragedy. For help, review Aristotle’s definition and the major terms we have studied in connection with … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#15, due Monday, 9/29

1. Submit your college essay on turnitin.com by midnight, 9/28, Sunday. No need to bring a hard copy of it to class. It will be graded on turnitin.com. 2. Put some serious thought and effort into the Beowulf first draft. … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#15, Due Monday, 9/29

1. The second draft of your Oedipus paper is due. Make sure it is significantly better in every respect than the first draft. Bring back to class your first draft as well. You will compare the two drafts and not the progress (or … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#14, Due Wednesday, 9/24

1. Finish reading Beowulf. 2. Take a phrase that strikes you as significant and react to it by making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, or text-to-world). 3. Compose a thesis statement on the Beowulf assignment. Before you do so, re-read the assignment … Continue reading

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