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This blog is dedicated to announcements of various kinds to Dr. Mandler's sophomore and senior English students at Stuyvesant High School.

10th Grade: H.W.#80, Due Wednesday, 1/17

1. Be prepared to discuss how Aristophanes parodies the following terms from tragedy in the action of the play: hamartia, peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis. Look these up in your notebook and handouts and mark the play with a post-it note where … Continue reading

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

You will write a Jane Eyre passage analysis essay in class tomorrow, 1/17/18. It will count as a major assessment (i.e. Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, Hamlet essay category). Make sure you arrive to class on time. No make up exams will be … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Tuesday, 1/16

Finish reading the play. As you read, keep in mind the following question and JOT DOWN some answers: In what way(s) does Aristophanes offer a conservative’s critique of “modern,” (that is sophist) education? Be specific with at least one quotation. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Tuesday, 1/16

On Tuesday, we will focus on passage analysis essays. In preparation, print out and bring to class the following documents. 1. Sample Passage Analysis: janeeyrepassageanalysisassigmentdirections2018 2. Rubrics for scoring the essay: jane-eyre-passage-analysis-rubrics For practice, write a response to the sample passage analysis assignment you … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#78, Due Friday, 1/12

Read pages 108-128. Write one discussion question about tonight’s reading. I hope you had a great class discussion today. If you’re not yet in the habit of doing so, make an effort to find connections between am issue, question, or … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#78, Due Friday, 1/12

Finish Jane Eyre (chapters 37, 38). Note places in the text (on post-it notes) that echo themes from earlier chapters along with your reactions to the reading. Continue memorizing vocabulary words assigned for Jane Eyre.

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10th Grade: H.W.#77, Due Thursday, 1/11

1. Read pages 97 to 108 until Socrates begins to speak [important term to know: Bugger–a sodomite; the verb form of it is “to sodomize”]. 2. Write down the answer to these questions: Who wins the argument? By what argument? As a short … Continue reading

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