Happy New Year, Welcome Back!

5 Jan

I hope you all had a great vacation, and that 2015 is your best year yet.

Announcements:

10th and 12th Grades:

All Classes:

  • Reading Reaction #2 will be on our class book (1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, or Of Mice and Men). So no need to do any outside reading.
  • Our next writing piece is a Social Commentary and it is due on Friday.
  • Thursday we will be in the computer lab a206 to type our pieces.

Quick Writes:

  1. How do you think 2015 will be? What do you look forward to?
  2. What are some things that annoy you?

Skill- Allusion: a reference to something that is commonly known (person, place, historical event, art, music, literature,etc) to convey larger meaning.

Examples:

“Don’t act like a Romeo in front of her.”
– “Romeo” is a reference to Shakespeare’s Romeo, a passionate lover of Juliet, in “Romeo and Juliet”.
The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora’s box of crimes.
– This is an allusion to one of Greek Mythology’s origin myth, “Pandora’s box”.
“This place is like a Garden of Eden.”
–This is a biblical allusion to the “garden of God” in the Book of Genesis.
“Hey! Guess who the new Newton of our school is?”
– “Newton”, means a genius student, alludes to a famous scientist Isaac Newton.  (from literarydevices.net)


We will listen to “My Generation” by The Who, and read a social commentary piece by a former student.

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