12th Grade: H.W.#77, Due Thursday, 1/11

  1. Read chapter 35 and 36.
  2. Note, again, how the narrator uses language to express her emotional states. Select one place in the text that is especially touching, effective, awesome, or in any other way emotionally engaging. Write down your reactions to specific phrases in your selection on a separate sheet of paper. You will read these out in class. The idea is to make you focus on the language of the novel in order to allow you to see how the novelist directs reader-responses to the text.

    Looking Ahead:
    On Wednesday, 1/17/18, you will write an in-class passage analysis on a passage from Jane Eyre that will count as a major assessment grade. Please note that only those with medical absence notes will be permitted to take it immediately upon their return to school. If you cut the class, it’s an automatic zero. We will have a practice run on Tuesday, 1/16 with a sample response. Don’t miss that class, either, if you’d like to get a good sense of what’s expected on the response.

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10th Grade: H.W.#76, Due Wednesday, 1/10

  1. Print out and read Sophism Handout BEFORE you read pages 84 to 97 of The Clouds.  
  2. In bullet point format, list some of the main assertions about sophists that appear in The Clouds as well. Naturally, I encourage you to read the Introduction section of the website http://www.iep.utm.edu/sophists/  will provide you with a more detailed understanding of the issues.
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12th Grade: H.W.#76, Due Wednesday, 1/10

1. Read chapter 33, 34. (AP CLASS: Reminder–you should have read chapters 31 and 32 as well and done the handout on colonial discourse given to you in class prior to moving on with the reading).
2. Note how the narrator uses language to express her emotional states. Select one place in the text that is especially touching, effective, awesome, or in any other way emotionally engaging. Write down your reactions to specific phrases in your selection. You will share these out in class. The idea is to make you focus on the language of the novel in order to allow you to see how the novelist directs reader-responses to the text.
3. As you read, note places that would be especially fruitful for a short analysis.
4. Continue memorizing and knowing the definitions for the following previously assigned words: a. quiescent b. menial c. inexorable d. physiognomy e. assiduous f. congeniality
2. Please annotate on a post-it any section of this chapter you think is worth annotating. Note a literary element

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10th Grade: H.W.#75

  1. Read pages 61-84 (until “Exit Strepsiades…”) In writing, list some examples of the types of knowledge Sokrates teaches Strepsiades. What specific techniques does Aristophanes use to depict the learning process in a humorous way?
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12th Grade: H.W.#75, Due Tuesday, 1/9

AP CLASS: Review the reading you did over the break for the lecture that never happened on January 2nd Attitude Change

For BOTH AP and British Lit Classes (AP Class will discuss these chapters in addition to the ones that will be assigned for Wednesday):

1.  Read chapters 31 and 32.
2. Note two details about St. John in these chapters. Write down how he compares to Rochester and how he differs from him based on these details.
3. You are responsible for knowing the following vocabulary words by next Monday:
a. quiescent b. menial c. inexorable d. physiognomy e. assiduous f. congeniality
4. Here’s a summary of some Calvinist ideas. Please print it out, read and bring it to class: http://www.calvinistcorner.com/tulip.htm

So far, you have learned the following words:

  1. visage b. purloin c. supercilious d. reprobation e. pecuniary f. peremptory.
    1. Confabulation (page 162): to talk informally : chat 2 to hold a discussion : confer 3 :  to fill in gaps in memory by fabrication
  2. Phlegmatic (162): 1. not easily upset, excited, or angered 1: resembling, consisting of, or producing the humor phlegm(see phlegm); 2 :  having or showing a slow and stolid temperament
  3. Lair (162): dialect British : a resting or sleeping place: bed 2 a : the resting or living place of a wild animal :  den b :  a refuge or place for hiding
  4. Harangue (164): a speech addressed to a public assembly 2: a ranting speech or writing 3: lecture
  5. promontory 2. bilious 3. diffidence 4. Caviler (disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections)
  6. Sallowness 6. Torpid 7. VignetteIn case you do not know any of these words yet, please review.
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10th Grade: H.W.#74, Due Monday, 1/8

    1. Read  pages 44-61 up to the last line spoken by Sokrates.
    2. As you read, copy out three vocabulary words onto index card with definitions.
    3. Compose two questions: a clarifying and a probing one with your proposed answers. Type them up.
    4. Know the definition of the word INVECTIVE. Read samples of how this word may be used.  http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invective. Also, know what the word LAMPOON means: a piece of writing, a cartoon, etc., that mocks or makes fun of a well-known person or thing.

Enrichment
Here is an opinion piece that takes a look at the effects of comedy and satire in the current political climate. Please read it. (Just for the record, my posting this link here should not be construed as an endorsement of the writer’s political arguments).
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-marche-left-fake-news-problem-comedy-20170106-story.html

Have a great weekend!

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12th Grade: H.W.#74, Due Monday, 1/8

1. Read chapters 29 and 30. (AP Class: if you have not read chapter 28, obviously read it first).
2. As you read, make sure you enjoy reading!
AP CLASS: have the handouts from previous student lessons by your side and apply one or two concepts to specific moments in the text. Be ready to share it. On TUESDAY, we will have a presentation on Attitude Change.

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