No Homework tonight
Homework - Due Tuesday, 6/2:
Period 4: Write a PEEEEL based on what you planned in class today.
The majority of you did not attempt the PEEEEL in class; I already put the
Z's in the gradebook. If you would like to improve that grade, make-up the
PEEEELs for homework.
Period 6: Complete the PEEL anchor planning sheet as directed in the classwork post
Classwork - Due today, 5/29:
Using this resource as a guide, complete the anchor planning sheet for A Streetcar Named Desire.
Then, in pairs, try writing two of the paragraphs you planned; focus on elaboration, providing depth and insight into the author's purpose/underlying message as opposed to retelling! This is the key to writing a strong analytical piece. Make sure to color-code your samples as done below. (Point in yellow, evidence in pink, elaboration/effect in blue, and link in green.)
Here is a sample created from the quote in purple:
"These are love-letters, yellowing with antiquity, all from one boy.....Poems a dead boy wrote. I hurt him the way that you would like to hurt me, but you can't! I'm not young and vulnerable any more. But my young husband was."
The “love-letters, yellowing with antiquity, all from one boy” act as tangible evidence of Blanche’s overwhelming guilt for her “young husband’s” suicide. Symbolic of a time of innocence, the letters Williams includes remind Blanche of a time when she felt loved, valued, and blissful. The “yellowing” indicates that such purity and peace are now tainted, non-existent, but her saving of such letters reveals both her remorse and her “desire” to regain love in its truest form. While the playwright exposes Blanche's debaucheries with "soldiers" and "boys," he solidifies that her "desir[ous]" coping mechanism has similarly tainted her character and jeopardized her sanity.
Notice, this one is not written in PEEEEL order; nonetheless, it has all the elements. That's the key.
Here are a few reminders:
And here's another sample:
Williams presents Stanley's outburst in response to Blanche's derogatory address of "Polack" to build the external conflict between them. Stanley's retort clarifies that, although an immigrant, he was "born and raised" in America and "proud as hell of it." In this way, Stanley's dominance is established despite Blanche's condescending views as a southern belle whose family has been long-rooted in the United States. Blanche's referencing Stanley as a "sub-human...ape-like...survivor of the stone age" serves as the playwright's commentary on cultural dichotomies present not only in New Orleans but also across the nation.
Homework - Due Wednesday, 5/27:
Use this time to work on Paper 3 for Global Perspectives. Your deadline is quickly approaching. Best wishes! I will assign you homework on Wednesday evening, so don't procrastinate with your Global work. ;o)
Homework - Due Friday, 5/22:
Print and annotate Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet, "How Do I Love Thee?" This is the poem Williams describes Blanche feigning difficulty to read as she winces at the inscription on Mitch's cigarette case in scene three.
Then, at the bottom of the page, identify at least four tools Browning employs and create a unifying big idea statement.
We will continue Streetcar tomorrow. Now, focus on Global perspectives! ;-*
Homework - due Monday, 5/18:
Remember, the rest of the flashcards are due on Monday. :o) Enjoy your weekend.
Homework - Due Thursday, 5/14:
Create flashcards for the literary terms we identified in class today and study them. (Numbers 3-9; 11; 14-15; 17-19; 21; 28; 30-32; Antrhopomorphism; Zoomorphism; Situational, Dramatic, and Verbal Irony; and Visual, Olfactory, Tactile, Auditory, and Gustatory Imagery.) Write the term on one side; on the back, include the definition--in your own words--and an example.
We will further review on Thursday (if we have the time, considering you will be testing for Global) and you will complete the rest of the flashcards for homework due Monday.
Then, review, review! I will test you next week. :o) These are must-knows for the analytical writing process.
Classwork for Friday, 5/8/15:
I'm sorry I can't be there with you today! I miss you all and look forward to seeing you next week.
For the rest of the school year, I will prepare you for next year's English Language course; accordingly, we will read A Streetcar Named Desire. Work on getting a copy by next week. (I read this with my juniors a couple of months ago, so I am also going to ask them to donate their copies.)
For today, here's what I'd like you to work on:
1) Take notes on the Southern Gothic writing style PowerPoint.
2) Read and take notes on Tennessee Williams's biography.
3) Read and take notes on this original review of the play's Broadway debut.
4) Read and take notes on this article about New Orleans.
5) Complete the attached vocabulary chart.
You can do the assignments as a whole group on the Promethean board or you may use your phones or the classroom computers.
Turn in all the work you complete during class time to the substitute; the rest can be finished for homework.
** Mr. Binder is scheduled to present to 4th period, the second half of class, and 6th period, the first half of class. Please welcome him and give him your undivided attention. :o) **
Homework - Due Wednesday, 5/6:
Create a SMARTIE outline for the essays you wrote on today's exam. Include the hook, points, and evidence you included in each paragraph.
I am so proud of ALL of you! XOXO!
See you manana! :o)
Homework - Due Monday, 5/4:
Read another three Newsela articles and complete the log linked in the post below.
Then, practice, practice, practice. If you're worried about specificity, write some PEEEELs. If you're worried about timing, time yourself as you respond to a prompt. If you're worried about intros and conclusions, practice beginnings and endings that include hooks, thoughtful thesis statements, and kisses, too. If you're not worried, start worrying AND PRACTICE!
Remember Denny's words: "Races are never won in the first turn." Keep your eyes on the finish line--and the winner's circle--for "your car goes where your eyes go," and I'm certain you'll get the trophy come test day! Love you all!
LUNCH CREW: I have to postpone tomorrow's meeting until after school; it's STAND4Change Day's Lunch on the Lawn tomorrow, and I'm supervising the Chalk the Walk activity. Stop by and decorate the sidewalk with messages to promote tolerance and stop discrimination and bullying. ;o)
Homework - due Thursday, 4/30:
Check these and these out and take notes on the information presented.
Remember, this is meant as review.
Read two more Newsela articles too; then, fill out this log.
Homework - due Tuesday, 4/28:
Read articles about current or historical events and issues from varying SPECS. You may sign into Newsela with these class codes:
Period 4, your class code is: Q32RSA
Period 6, your class code is: 49Z9CA
You are not limited to Newsela; if you wish to use another source, be my guest--as long as it's reputable and credible!
From there, you will put together TWO slides (attached here) to showcase the information you researched; one must address a national occurrence while the other must cite an international one. Remember, your aim is to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. We will share these so you have even more topics to discuss.
Homework - due Wednesday, 4/22 and
EMAIL YOUR TEACHERS:
Ms. Gonzalez: AICEGP@gmail.com
Mr. Cainas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to access the research paper sign-off sheet.
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