Monthly Archives: June 2016

Final Note of Appreciation

With the term behind us, I want to let all of you know just how much I have appreciated your presence in our classroom. Whether you participated every day–which was of course the thing to do–or never said a word … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Monday, 6/13

You don’t have any homework for Monday. You will be asked to reflect upon each unit in small groups and then share out some of your reflections. What have you learned in each unit? Which books engaged you and why? … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Monday, 6/13

Nothing really if you had done the reflections. If you want to add more material, feel free to do so. You will share them in class. At least one other classmate of yours will read it and write a comment … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#77, Due Friday, 6/10

Print out and read the following document. It’s the New York Times review of Lolita from 1958. LolitaNYTIMESReview Write a response (at least one page, typed, double-spaced) in which you respond to two points Orville Prescott makes about Lolita. Why do … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.77, Due Friday, 6/10

Same as before! Write a reflection paragraph for each unit. What’s memorable, enjoyable, difficult, worth the effort, not worth the effort in each unit? Why would you want next year’s sophomores to read or not to read each unit? Here … Continue reading

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10th grade: H.W.76, Due Wednesday, 6/8

Work on projects and reflections. Bring back to class the book to be collected on Wednesday. Here are some of the pieces students presented today.

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12th Grade: H.W.#76, Due Wednesday, 6/8

1. Finish reading Lolita. Read the the afterward “Vladimir Nabokov on a Book Entitled Lolita.” 2. So…what do you think? Think about an issue, angle, sentence, bigger idea, emotion, critique etc. etc. you want to share in class tomorrow. Jot … Continue reading

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