*Please join Google Classroom (invite was sent, and class code is h5drck
Due Tues Oct 11
*Read 1968 by Mark Kurlansky - Introduction and Chapter 1 p. 1-24
*(if you were on APES field trip - you need to pick up a book)
-create list of similarities between 1968 and 2016
-write a one page reflection (can be typed, hand written, shared through Google Docs...)
Due Friday Oct 14:
-Read 1968 Chapter 3 p. 38-63
-continue lists of similarities
- choose 3 significant quotes from chapter. Give page #, explain what the quote means, who said it (might be Kurlansky himself), why you chose it, and the significance to 1968
"Russian Short Story" Group Project
Movie Trailer and Poster due in class Thurs Oct 13
*Details under "Russian Short Story Folder" below
Classwork Tues Sept 27
-Read "The Signal" by VM Garshin ( http://shortstoriesshort.com/story/the-signal/) Or p. 126 in our classroom books.
A. As a Group (or solo), submit one response to the following:
1.What happens at the end of the story? How do we as the reader know this?
2.Why did Vasily do what he did to the rails?
3.Why does Semyon do what he does at end of story?
4.What do you feel was the theme of “The Signal?” Why?
-Choose a quote from the story that you feel illustrates the Theme. (Cannot be the last line of the story)
5.Have there ever been any instances (or can you imagine there might be) where you have felt like Vasily and thought about doing something similar?
B. Conduct some basic research about Russian history (give sources). What was happening in the late 1800’s that may have affected the attitudes of the Russian authors? (How much Land?, Twenty Six Men, and The Signal)
Classwork Wed Sept 21
*Go to "Russian Short Stories" Folder below and open the "Twenty Six Men and a Girl" activity
Twenty Six Men and a Girl
DUE Wed. Sept 21: Read "Twenty Six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky
Link: (http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/TwenSix.shtml )
Complete Reading Check ? Sheet for class on Wed Sept 21
Summer Reading "Speeches"
*Will take place in class on Mon and Tues (9/19 and 9/20)
-You will deliver a short (1:30 - 2 minute speech) on either
A. Your Summer Reading Choice
B. Your view on the National Anthem issue (9/11 remembrance)
C. An open option (something you would like to communicate)
"Signs" nonverbal film: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qn9g1wvsgM )
Summer Reading Assessment - Due Friday 2 pm
*Summer reading response still due at 2 pm on Friday (even though Guidance is visiting). Multitasking is a great "real-world" skill. Good luck.
Classwork Wed Sept 7
*Classwork for Tues Sept 6: Read "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy
*Solo or with a partner:
Which 2 of our Essential Questions (attached under Class Files at bottom of page) is reflected in the themes of the story? Explain your answers.
Due Wed Sept 7
*Complete your "Boston Globe: Boredom of HS English" response before class on Wed.
-Responses may be hand-written, typed, shared through Google Docs, etc.
Link to editorial at bottom of page under "Class Files"
Summer Reading Assessment
Summer Reading Assessment will take place in class on Thurs Sept 8 and Fri Sept 9.
You will be crafting an original response that will synthesize each of the following:
1. Name and briefly describe your chosen book
2. Explain how it fits the prompt (Bill Clinton quote about humanity
( http://sutton.hs.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=314965&=ee6d2c79e9ad5e88e76f1cb7d6c1f53e ),
3. Identify a personal connection between your chosen book and your life / future / beliefs
Response should be between 500-699 words
- Shared through Google Docs before 2 pm on Friday September 9
*(Rubric attached at bottom of page under Class Files)
Teachers/Education Books: http://www.topmastersineducation.com/50-best-books-for-new-teachers/
Military Books: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/military-non-fiction
2014 NonFiction Books:
2014 Fiction Books:
2016-17 Writing Prompt - Common App
Essential Questions 2016-17
2016-17 English IV Syllabus
Boston Globe editorial from High School Senior about typical English classes
Summer Reading Speech/Presentation
Summer Reading Writing Rubric
No "Homework" exist(s)