Sunday, May 20, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Changes in Dates

Thursday, May 24, 2018: Quiz on The Great Gatsby Chapters 1-3
Friday, May 25, 2018: Final Re-Write of A Raisin in the Sun Character Analysis Essay
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Final I-Search Paper

Monday, May 14, 2018

American Literature Periods 1,3,4

DUE TOMORROW 5/18/18 Carefully read the biography from F. Scott Fitzgerald's Biography and listen to the videos. You may need to listen from your phone if the videos do not play.  Based both on your reading and the videos that you hear answer the following questions:
1. Who was F. Scott Fitzgerald? 2. Fitzgerald battled depression and other things? Which novel first made F. Scott Fitzgerald famous? 3.  How might you summarize F. Scott Fitzgerald's life? Would you consider him happy? Write a paragraph in which you defend your position, using evidence from the biography.
2. Be sure to go to quizlet and write down The Great Gatsby vocabulary for Chapter 1.
All surveys are due tomorrow, typed in Google Forms!

Friday, May 11, 2018

American American Literature period 4

1. Finish and type your Self Reliance Poems.
2. Continue Researching and writing or reading for I-Search

Thursday, May 10, 2018

American Literature p.4

1. Join Quizlet if you have not already done so. Then, visit Quizlet and complete the games/flashcard set for Vocabulary for Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby. Write down Chapter 1 vocabulary in your notebook as well.  Link
2. View the short video on F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and complete a short reflective journal on your own paper.

Monday, May 7, 2018

American Literature Homework Periods 1, 3, 4

American Literature Period 1, 3, 4: Prepare for Library Trip by Printing and Reading your Research Sources (period 4 not going to library this week) 2. Complete the Great Gatsby Anticipation Guide. Write your one page reflection on the back, if you print out a copy, or on another sheet if you write on your own paper.
3. Complete an I-Search Research Summary Sheet for the reading you did today in class, if you haven't already done so.

Friday, May 4, 2018

American Literature Period 4

1. Write a rap or poem (minimum 12 lines; rich and full) about Self Reliance. Include two sentences or phrases extracted from Emerson's essay (Due Wednesday! so practice if you would like to perform it!)
2. Keep Reading your Literature for your I-Search I Search Essay!
3.  Finish re-reading Self Reliance, underlining what moves or resonates with you.  Which sentences or parts of the essay do you think Emerson intended for "young America" and which parts are applicable to America today?
4. Respond to the other journal prompt: Why do some people get ahead in today's society while others don't? OR How important is the government if self-reliance is such a good thing? What role should the government play?