Monthly Archives: January 2017

10th Grade: H.W.#1, Due Wednesday, 2/1

On Tuesday, you received Voltaire’s Candide. We want to get into the book right away. 1. Read chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of Candide. (These are very short chapters, but do give yourself sufficient time to read). … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#2, Due Wednesday, 2/1

Tomorrow, we will focus on passage analysis essays. In preparation, print out and bring to class the following documents. 1. Sample Passage Analysis: janeeyrepassageanalysisassigmentdirections2 2. Rubrics for scoring the essay: jane-eyre-passage-analysis-rubrics For practice, write a response to the sample passage analysis assignment … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#1, Due Tuesday, 1/31

With the first term behind us, it behooves me to thank all of you for showing up and doing the hard work of reading and learning. Please know that I appreciate each one of you a lot and am looking … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#1, Due 10/31/17

The first term of your senior year has just come to a close. You are about to become second term seniors (yay!). As such, I feel it’s time to share with you an article I wrote a few years ago … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Monday, 1/23

Read sections IV, V, VI. and VII. Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocentrism. How does the poet critique the anthropocentric view of Man’s place in the Universe? Offer a concrete example (lines), and your explanation in writing. We will discuss these in class on Monday. Have a … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#80, Due Monday, 1/23/17

Read chapters 35, 36, 37, 38. This is quite a junk of text. Please give yourself enough time and chart your reactions on post-it notes. 2. Note how the narrator uses language to express her emotional states. Select one place … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Friday, 1/20

We are switching gears and entering the modern world as next term approaches. In preparation, we will read a section of Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Man.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44899 Please print out and read sections  I. II. and III. of Pope’s Essay on … Continue reading

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