Prepare for Quarterly Tomorrow; Research Paper and Notebook Due Friday

29 Mar

Today we will be preparing for the quarterly exam tomorrow.

9th Grade: Regents Task 3 Practice

Your exam is very similar to part 3 of the English Regents that you will take in 11th grade. We will be doing a practice exam in our notebooks. You will receive notes on what is expected of you, as well as a template for the essay, which you can use anytime you answer this questions.

Here are the notes: Task 3 Common core.

Here is the practice exam Practice exam.


12th Grade: Carpe Diem

Read the poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick

In your notebook answer the following questions:

  1. Describe the speaker? Who is this person? (Keep in mind the speaker and the poet should not be confused. A 6 year old boy can write a poem from the perspective of his 40 year old father).
  2. What is the message of the poem?
  3. Find and explain any metaphors.
  4. Find and explain any symbolism.
  5. What is the author’s attitude?
  6. In your opinion what is the most important line of each poem?

Watch the following clip from Dead Poets Society

In your notebook answer the following:

  1. What is the message Robin Williams’ character is trying to teach the students?
  2. What does he make the boys look at and why?
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