Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dear Ms. Guy Letter #1

Write a letter of introduction to me, your English teacher. Model your letter after my letter to you, or you may do your own thing! Be sure that your letter is at least three full paragraphs.  Your letter must begin with two quotations. These quotes can be from a noted thinker, author, personality, historical figure, celebrity or entertainer.  I am impressed when the sources of your quotes are varied. Be sure to include the quote, and its source.  Your quotes should reflect an insight or epiphany, a goal, a reflection, or something that inspires you, reflects who you are or want to be. 
After your quotes, and your opening salutation, describe yourself reflected in three categories: your summer accomplishments and travels, your interests/hobbies/competencies or goals. You must also include a short assessment of yourself as a student.  Who were your English and History teachers last year? What is your favorite subject and why?  What should I know-- and you know about yourself as a student? 
Your tone should be academically appropriate but at times conversational to mark your authentic voice. 
End your letter with an appropriate closing, your signature, your printed name, and your period. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

English Ten period 6

1. Close Reading Questions. Be sure to answer the first ten questions from the Close reading questions that were posted online

Friday, May 19, 2017

English Ten period 6

1. Finish Fahrenheit 451. Then complete two Reading Reaction Reaction sheets; one from pages 48-58; then from pages 59-68. There will be a reading quiz on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

English Ten period 6

1. Now that you all have either your own book or a physical copy, the expectation is that you annotate the text. As you read or re-read, underline sentences that are engaging, poignant, meaningful or may Read up to page 35.
2.  If you were in class, finish your PLOT DIAGRAM
3. young men: one page reflection on Boys Talk. Do you think the event went well? Discuss your reactions, what happened, and how you felt about the event.

English Ten period 2

Select a passage from Fahrenheit 451 that you can especially visualize.  Then, using the white paper distributed in class,  first copy in neat handwriting the exact excerpt. Then, draw the scene so that your picture or image covers most of your own white paper.

Friday, May 12, 2017

English Ten Period 6

1. Passage Analysis #2 Fahrenheit 451  Identify the examples of simile; metaphor; personification; imagery; or repetition in sound from the following passage from Fahrenheit 451:

      Without turning on the light he imagined how this room would look. His wife stretched on the bed, uncovered and cold, like a body displayed on the lid of a tomb, her eyes fixed to the ceiling by invisible threads of steel, immovable. And in her ears the little Sea-shells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind.  The room was indeed empty. Every night the waves came in and bore her off on their great tides of sound, floating her, wide-eyed, toward morning.  There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea, had not gladly gone down in it for the third time (pg. 12)  
        You should have at least 7 examples of devices. Then answer the following: Why does Bradbury use the comparisons that he does?  What does this passage reveal about Mildred? Her mind? Their marriage? 
  2. Read up to page 31 in the book(or page 15 in the PDF)