For the 2013-14 academic year, I teach English 12P, ELL Writing Skills and English 10H. Weekly, I will post major assignments and important class announcements throughout the school year. If you are absent or in need of help, see me asap. I am available to meet with you for seminar periods, as well as most days during lunch or after school. I look forward to working with you.
Post Date: 9/6
English 12P: In the opening weeks of school our focus is to: (1) master the Ranger Response format (this will assist your success in more classes than just this one...) (2) distinguish what it means to analyze rather than summarize, and to practice analysis through film and T. Hardy's Tess of the D'urberville's, (3) acquire vocabulary, and (4) begin a mini-research project on British explorers and inventors. Assignments to consider: You will have a test on everything Tess 9/12-13. This will include vocab from Chapters 1 and 2, as well as content from the reading. Make sure you complete all reading and related exercises by that date. *Remember my offer to you: bonus credit if you come into A-4 voluntarily to work on English assignments during seminar/lunch.
English 10H: As we conclude our study of The Odyssey, we move further into the works and influences of the ancient Greeks by reading Oedipus Tyrannus and studying Greek and Latin roots. Continue writing your Odyssey/mythology allegory through 9/23 (due date for the final copy). Current goals: (1) master the Ranger Response and SPLATS formats, (2) gain fluency in how to write comparative analysis, (3)understand allegory and allusion. *Your summer 1984 work will be revisted later in the semester; keep your written response to be addressed at that time.
*Please bring your i.d. cards to class on 9/9 to assist the checkout of a text from the library.
Writing Skills: Homework (Skills Sharpeners Monday-Thursday; on weekends you are to review what you learned the previous week by reviewing the pages of your binder).