Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015


We will be reading "Of Mice and Men", by John Steinbeck

We are going to be reading a memoir,  Night, by  Elie Wiesel.

A memoir is an act of writing to recapture a moment in the past. It serves as a snapshot of life, striving to illuminate a specific space of time and to capture it in history. These recollections have strong impacts for both the writer and the reader.  




Read p 3-22 in Night
Please print the packet, or fill out as your own google document

Tuesday, May 12
due: read pages 22-28 of Night and make progress on study guide
quiz on pages 22-28 of Night (4 points)
discuss style in Night
reading time
assign: read pages 29-46 of Night and make progress on study guide



Wednesday, May 13
due: read pages 29-46 of Night and make progress on study guide
film clip: Sophie’s Choice
assign: read pages 47-54 of Night and make progress on study guide
Thursday, May 14
due: read pages 47-54 of Night and make progress on study guide
quiz on sections I-III (13 points)
assign: read pages 54-66 of Night and make progress on study guide
Friday, May 15
due: read pages 54-66 of Night and make progress on study guide
viewing guide (5 points)
assign: read pages 66-89 of Night and make progress on study guide
Monday, May 18
due: read pages 66-89 of Night and make progress on study guide
assign: read pages 89-103 of Night  and make progress on study guide
Tuesday, May 19
due: read pages 89-103 of Night  and make progress on study guide
discuss reading
read final pages in class
assign: arrive with any remaining notes from All Quiet on the Western Front
Wednesday, May 20
due:  arrive with any remaining notes from All Quiet on the Western Front
review for final test on Night and All Quiet on the Western Front
Thursday, May 21
final test on Night and All Quiet on the Western Front (50 points)
turn in all books and study guides (10 points for the study guide max)
Friday, May 22
remediation for students in danger of not passing
Tuesday, May 26
community building with seniors
celebrations
Wednesday, May 27
flex day
count the hours




Tuesday, May 5, 2015


11th grade
Poem:


Alligator Poem

by Mary Oliver

I knelt down
at the edge of the water,
and if the white birds standing
in the tops of the trees whistled any warning
I didn't understand,
I drank up to the very moment it came
crashing toward me,
its tail flailing
like a bundle of swords,
slashing the grass,
and the inside of its cradle-shaped mouth
gaping,
and rimmed with teeth—
and that's how I almost died
of foolishness
in beautiful Florida.
But I didn't.
I leaped aside, and fell,
and it streamed past me, crushing everything in its path
as it swept down to the water
and threw itself in,
and, in the end,
this isn't a poem about foolishness
but about how I rose from the ground
and saw the world as if for the second time,
the way it really is.
The water, that circle of shattered glass,
healed itself with a slow whisper
and lay back
with the back-lit light of polished steel,
and the birds, in the endless waterfalls of the trees,
shook open the snowy pleats of their wings, and drifted away
while, for a keepsake, and to steady myself,
I reached out,
I picked the wild flowers from the grass around me—
blue stars
and blood-red trumpets
on long green stems—
for hours in my trembling hands they glittered

like fire.

12th grade

Monday, May 4, 2015

video

11 Grade: And Still We Rise

Objectives: 
  • Use TP-CAST / PDIDLS to interpret the poem
  • Essential question: What is the importance of syllable, meter, rhyme, rhythm in poetry? 
  • Examine look at the importance of imagery in conveying a message 
  • Create links between classic literature and pop culture
  • Explore the emotion of a poem and to go beyond question-answer in their responses to it