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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.#60, Due Tuesday, 12/12

Read Book 19. Answer the following in writing with quotations taken from the text as support: Interpret the dream that Penelope relates to the stranger towards the book’s end. What things does it reveal about her stance towards the suitors … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#60, Due Wednesday, 12/12

Read Joe Keener’s article (15 somewhat dense pages), “Evolving Hamlet…”. evolving-hamlet-article and make annotations on the article itself. Look for jargon (such as “essentialism” or “New Historicism”) you may not understand (and look up at least two of those terms, so that … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#59, Due Tuesday, 12/11

Read Chapter 18: The Beggar King of Ithaca. Pick a page and write down any specific words or expressions that serve to heighten comedic effect within the context of the scene. In other words, how is Homer subtly injecting some humor … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#59, Due Tuesday, 12/11

Finish reading Hamlet. Use post-it notes to mark any unusual, great, worthwhile, unexpected moments you want to discuss in class. Be ready to apply one concept from any of the social psychology articles we’ve already discussed (including Attitude Change). Continue … Continue reading

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Wincent Weiss at Stuy

Watch Wincent Weiss trying to pronounce Stuyvesant. The second video is in English. Crowd control after the concert was fun!

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10th Grade: H.W.#58, Due Monday, 12/10

Read Chapter 17: Stranger at the Gates. Find a line you will share out at the beginning of the class, and be ready to tell the class why you’ve chosen this particular line. Continue memorizing all assigned vocabulary words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAqP6nSE0yU

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12th Grade: H.W.#58, Due Monday, 12/10

Sunday Update: Beacause one of the presenters is not feeling well, Monday’s presentation will be postponed. This means that you will have to contribute one concept, idea, example etc. from the article that had an impact on your thinking. Your … Continue reading

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