Archive | December, 2012

Tribute Piece and Reading Assignment

19 Dec

This week all classes are working on a tribute/gift piece.  You are to write about a person who is special to you and pay tribute to them.  The final piece must be typed and in class on Friday the 21st.

Here are some skills we discussed:  The Fake Out, Begin with a Main idea, Writing to a specific audience, Changing the layout of your piece for effect.

11th Grade:

Read Ch 13-17 of Catcher and the Rye and, in 1 page in your notebook, explain the significance of:

13-14 Maurice and Sunny

15 The Nuns

16 The Museum

17 Holden’s date with Sally Hayes

(Due Friday)

12th Grade 

read the last 8 pages of The Road and, in a page in your notebook, discuss what happens briefly, then focus on why the author may have chosen to end the book that way.  What is his message?  Explore this question in your notebook.  There are many possible interpretations.   (Due Friday)

 

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Work for the Week

12 Dec

Here’s a summary of what we are doing for the rest of the week…

11th Grade:  

Character Sketch Piece- describe a character using the three methods of characterization (words, actions, descriptions).  Show don’t tell!  Have your story take place somewhere and use that situation to develop your character (ex: you and your character are on a long car ride together).  This is due Friday, typed!

Read pages 59-61, 63-66 in Catcher in the Rye.  In about half a page in your notebook, write about what Holden is doing and what we learn about his personality based on his actions (characterization).

12th Grade: 

Social Commentary Piece- write about an issue or problem within our culture, society, or people in general. Give examples and state how these examples are indicative of a larger social issue.  (ex:  Someone bumps into you in the hallway and says “Hey watch it!” This could be used to comment on the rudeness of people in general). This is due Friday, typed!

Read pages 107-113 in The Road.  In about half a page in your notebook, write about what happened and whether or not you think they acted in the right way.  The Man and the Boy claim they are “The good guys,”  do their actions support this?  What would be the right thing to do?

New Writing Pieces and Reading

10 Dec

11th Grade:  We are beginning our Character Sketch Writing Piece.  Here is the Pre-flection you must complete before beginning.

We have read through chapter 7 of Catcher In The Rye.  Please continue reading.

 

12th Grade:  We are beginning our Social Commentary Writing Piece.  Here is the Pre-flection you must complete before beginning.

We have read through page 100 of The Road.  Please continue reading.

Assignments for Tuesday 12/4

4 Dec

11th Grade: Read Ch 4 of Catcher in the Rye and answer Catcher WS CH 4

12th Grade: Read through page 80 of The Road and answer The Road p49-79

Reading!

3 Dec

11th- Read Catcher In The Rye ch. 4

12th- Read The Road through page 79