Hultgren

English 10 & Honors English 10

chultgren@latinpcs.org

due Thursday, May 24
English 10 (all): 1) Finish the first four steps of the Character Dialogue process. 2) Study your flashcards/notes for Section I: Short Answer. 3) Compose imitations of practice passages for Section III: Sentence Imitation. 4) Return books borrowed from the classroom library and/or the Latin library.

Honors English 10: 1) Study for quotation ID section of exam. 2) Prepare your character dialogue.

due Wednesday, May 23
English 10 (all): 1) Sentence diagramming guide due tomorrow. 2) Study your flashcards/notes for Section I: Short Answer. 3) Compose imitations of practice passages for Section III: Sentence Imitation. 4) Return books borrowed from the classroom library and/or the Latin library.

Honors English 10: 1) Study for quotation ID section of exam: skim books & identify likely quotations; choose a quotation and answer the questions. 2) Return books borrowed from the classroom library and/or the Latin library.

due Tuesday, May 22
English 10 (all): 1) Complete Sentence Diagramming Exercise - Final Exam Review. 2) Bring in your copies of the works we've studied this year. 3) Create flashcards or study notes for Section I: Short Answer. 4) Sentence diagramming guide due Wednesday. 5) Return books borrowed from the classroom library and/or the Latin library.

Honors English 10: 1) Study for quotation ID section of exam: skim books & identify likely quotations; practice answering quotation ID questions. 2) Bring in your copies of the major works we've studied this year. 3) Return books borrowed from the classroom library and/or the Latin library.

due Monday, May 21
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) If necessary, finish Crito, 6, Individual Work (Part II).
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Complete Crito, 6, Individual Work (Part II).

Honors English 10: Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.

due Friday, May 18
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Thursday, May 17
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, May 16
English 10 (Epsilon): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Finish Crito, 6, Individual Work (Part I).

Honors English 10: 1) The Stranger Response Assignment due, as a hard copy, at the start of class. (Please also share the Google doc with me!) 2) Read and annotate "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

due Tuesday, May 15
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete Crito, 5, Individual Work (Part II).
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete Crito, 6, Individual Work (Part I).

due Monday, May 14
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Complete Crito, 5, Individual Work (Part II). [see below for pdf]

Honors English 10: Work on your Stranger Response Assignment (due Wednesday, May 16)

due Friday, May 11
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete Crito, 4, Individual Work (Part II).
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish Crito, 5, Individual Work (Part I).

Honors English 10: Work on your Stranger Response Assignment (due Wednesday, May 16).

due Thursday, May 10
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Start gathering ideas for your Stranger Response Assignment. If you're planning to complete Option 2, bring your source to class. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, May 9
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Finish Crito, 4, Individual Work (Part II).
Honors English 10: Write a reflection on the following question: What is the primary source of a person's authority? Provide examples to support your ideas.

due Tuesday, May 8
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Compose two opening questions, one that you want an answer to, and another that you think the group should discuss. For the second, explain why you think that question would be good for the group.

due Monday, May 7
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Complete Crito, 3.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: Reread the passage on pages 112-115 of The Stranger ("There were two other things..." to "That was something anyway.") What do you understand Meursault to be saying in this passage? What's the best way to explain the significance of this section (in the context of the story)?

due Friday, May 4
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish Crito, 3. (see below for pdf)

Honors English 10: None.

due Thursday, May 3
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete Crito, 2

Honors English 10: 1) Complete the Reading Response Assignment for Chapters 3-5 of Part Two of The Stranger. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, May 2
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete #1 of Crito, 3
Honors English 10: 1) Read (and annotate) Chapters 3-5 of Part Two of The Stranger. 2) Make sure your Hamlet essay is shared with me.

due Tuesday, May 1
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish Crito, 1 (see document below).
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish Crito, 2 (see document below).

due Monday, April 30
English 10 (Alpha): Complete Crito, 1
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete Crito, 2

Honors English 10: Read (and annotate) Chapters 1 and 2 of Part Two of The Stranger.

due Friday, April 27
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) For Crito: Read and annotate 43a-46b (p. 45-48, up to the final paragraph). Mark whatever puzzles or surprises you, seems important, or makes you think. List 5 reasons (there are more) Crito gives Socrates to escape. Then, pick what you believe to the best and worst reasons and write a paragraph for each, explaining why you think the reasons are particularly good or bad. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Choose one of the options below and write a thorough and thoughtful response:
  • Reading Response Assignment for Chapters 5 & 6 of The Stranger
  • Respond to one of your classmates' opening questions. Use details/examples/quotations from the text to support your thinking.
  • Based on a careful reading of Chapter 6, what is your best explanation for why Meursault shot the Arab? Is this action consistent with what we've seen from Meursault so far, or is it out of character? Why?
  • Write on something else you're thinking about after today's conversation.

due Thursday, April 26
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Write a new both/and/however statement about any content you choose. Strive for a sophisticated statement.

Honors English 10: 1) Read (and annotate) Chapters 5 and 6 of The Stranger. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, April 25
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish evaluating your classmate's both/and/however statement. Also, compose a new both/and/however comparing some element of Of Mice and Men to some element of your self-selected book.

Honors English 10: 1) Read (and annotate) Chapters 3 and 4 of The Stranger. 2) If necessary, finish the Reading Response Assignment for Chapters 1 & 2 of The Stranger.

due Tuesday, April 24
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Write a new both/and/however statement about any content you choose. Strive for a sophisticated statement.

due Monday, April 23
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) If necessary, finish writing your "Red Cranes" & "The Firefly Hunt" literary analysis essay.

Honors English 10: Read (and annotate) Chapters 1 and 2 of The Stranger.

due Friday, April 20
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish writing your "Red Cranes" & "The Firefly Hunt" literary analysis essay.

due Thursday, April 19
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Finish answering questions 1-6 of the Unit 1 packet. Explain why you chose the answers you did. 3) If necessary, finish writing your PARCC practice narrative.

Honors English 10: 1) If necessary, complete outline/preparation for literary analysis essay. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, April 18
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Finish answering questions 1-6 of the Unit 1 packet. Explain why you chose the answers you did. 3) If necessary, finish writing your PARCC practice narrative.

Honors English 10: 1) If necessary, finish the Frankenstein & The Tempest multiple-choice questions. 2) Paraphrase the Frankenstein & The Tempest essay prompt. Write responses to the two questions listed in the prompt.

due Tuesday, April 17
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) If necessary, finish writing your PARCC practice narrative.

due Friday, April 13
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Read question 31, the narrative prompt. Then do the following:
  • In your words, what is the prompt asking you to do?
  • Based on the passage, what do you know about Mr. Harris? What makes you think so?
  • List plot possibilities for your story--ideas for what could happen in your narrative.
  • Which narrative techniques would work best for your story--sensory description? dialogue? thoughts & feelings?

Honors English 10: If necessary, finish writing your PARCC practice narrative.

due Thursday, April 12
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Read the excerpt from Three Men on the Bummel (p. 54-55 in the PARCC Unit 3 practice test). Answer questions 27, 28, 29, and 30. Explain why you chose the answers you did.

Honors English 10: 1) Bring an independent reading book to class. 2) If necessary, finish answering questions 27, 28, 29, and 30 for Three Men on the Bummel. Explain why you chose the answers you did. 3) Read question 31, the narrative prompt. Then do the following:

  • In your words, what is the prompt asking you to do?
  • Based on the passage, what do you know about Mr. Harris? What makes you think so?
  • List plot possibilities for your story--ideas for what could happen in your narrative.
  • Which narrative techniques would work best for your story--sensory description? dialogue? thoughts & feelings?

due Wednesday, April 11
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Read the excerpt from Three Men on the Bummel (p. 54-55 in the PARCC Unit 3 practice test). Answer questions 27, 28, 29, and 30. Explain why you chose the answers you did.

Honors English 10: Hamlet essay due at the start of class.

due Tuesday, April 10
English 10 (all): 1) Of Mice and Men assessment due at the start of class. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Monday, April 9
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

due Friday, April 6
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Thursday, April 5
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Read the assignment sheet for the Hamlet essay. Note any questions, comments, or concerns you have. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, April 4
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Friday, March 23
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Check PowerSchool for missing assignments. Turn them in to earn some credit.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) If necessary, finish reading pages 99-107 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part Two of the Reading Assignment #5 handout. 2) Check PowerSchool for missing assignments. Turn them in to earn some credit. 3) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: If necessary, complete the Reading Response assignment for Act Five of Hamlet.

due Thursday, March 22
English 10 (Alpha): 1) If necessary, finish reading pages 99-107 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part Two of the Reading Assignment #5 handout. 2) Check PowerSchool for missing assignments. Turn them in to earn some credit. 3) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Final draft of Odyssey essay, as a hard copy submitted in class. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Tuesday, March 20
English 10 (all): 1) Finish reading pages 84-98 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the Reading Assignment #5 handout. 2) Check PowerSchool for missing assignments. Turn them in to earn some credit. 3) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Monday, March 19
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) If necessary, finish Part Two of the Reading Assignment #4 handout. 2) Revisions of narrative snapshot and redos of Poetry Out Loud recitation due. 3) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Revisions of narrative snapshot and redos of Poetry Out Loud recitation due. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Act Five of Hamlet. 2) If necessary, complete the assignment we started in class. See below:
Paraphrase Hamlet's speech at 4.4.34-69. Then respond to these questions:
  • What does this speech suggest about Hamlet's character at this point in the play?
  • How does this compare to his earlier thoughts/actions?
  • How are the ideas in the speech important to the meaning of the play?

due Friday, March 16
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Read pages 66-83 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the Reading Assignment #4 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) If necessary, finish Part Two of the Reading Assignment #4 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Complete the Reading Response assignment for Act Four of Hamlet.

due Thursday, March 15
English 10 (Alpha): 1) If necessary, finish Part Two of the Reading Assignment #3 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Act Four of Hamlet. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, March 14
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read pages 66-83 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the Reading Assignment #4 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Eta): 1) If necessary, finish Part Two of the Reading Assignment #3 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Complete the Reading Response assignment for Act Three of Hamlet.

due Tuesday, March 13
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Read pages 49-65 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the Reading Assignment #3 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) If necessary, finish Part Two of the Reading Assignment #3 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Monday, March 12
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Complete Part Two of the Of Mice and Men Reading Assignment #2 handout. Read pages 38-49. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Finish reading pages 38-56 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the Reading Assignment #3 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: Finish paraphrasing Hamlet's speech at 2.2.576-634. Then, reread Hamlet's speech at 1.2.79-89. How are the ideas expressed in each speech similar? Different? What do these speeches lead us to think about Hamlet? About the relationship between one's feelings and one's actions?

due Thursday, March 8
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Finish reading through page 37 of Of Mice and Men. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Act Three, Scenes Three and Four of Hamlet.

due Tuesday, March 6
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Read pages 17-27 of Of Mice and Men. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Finish Part Two of the Of Mice and Men Reading Assignment #2 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Act Three, Scenes One and Two of Hamlet.

due Monday, March 5
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Finish Part Two of the Of Mice and Men Reading Assignment #1 handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Finish reading pages 17-37 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the reading assignment handout. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Act Two of Hamlet.

due Thursday, March 1
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Finish reading pages 1-16 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the reading assignment handout. 2) Read your self-selected book or two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Act One, Scenes 4 and 5 of Hamlet. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, February 28
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Finish reading pages 1-16 of Of Mice and Men. Complete Part One of the reading assignment handout. 2) Read your self-selected book or two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Act One, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 of Hamlet.

due Tuesday, February 27
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Monday, February 26
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: Pre-Class: Prepare the notes and/or outline and/or anything else you need to draft your Odyssey literary analysis essay in class on Monday. Post-Class: If necessary, finish drafting your Odyssey literary analysis essay.

due Friday, February 23
English (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Prepare to draft your Odyssey literary analysis essay.

due Thursday, February 22
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Gather material for your Odyssey essay and/or plan a structure for your writing. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, February 21
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Finish writing your review of/reflection on English 10 so far. Respond to the questions below:

  • How would you describe English 10 so far this year? For example, what have we done in class?
  • How does this class compare to other English classes you've taken (at Latin or otherwise)?
  • What have we done this year that you have enjoyed? What have you felt successful doing?
  • What parts of the class have not worked well for you? Why?
  • What would you like to see more of in class?

Honors English 10: Read, annotate, and analyze Tennyson's "Ulysses." Select passages from The Odyssey that are relevant to your essay.

due Tuesday, February 20
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

due Friday, February 16
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Learn your poem by heart. Recitations will be on Friday!

Honors English 10: 1) Learn your poem by heart. Final recitations are on Friday. 2) Read, at least once, Tennyson's "Ulysses."

due Thursday, February 15
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Learn your poem by heart. Recitations will be on Friday!

Honors English 10: 1) Learn your poem by heart. Recitations will be Thursday and Friday. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, February 14
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Learn your poem by heart. Recitations will be Wednesday and Friday!
Honors English 10: Learn your poem by heart. We'll have recitations in class on Thursday and Friday.

due Tuesday, February 13
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Learn your poem by heart. Recitations will be later this week!

due Monday, February 12
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Complete Part II of the Poetry Out Loud handout. 3) Learn by heart the first six lines (or more) of your poem.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Complete Part I of the Poetry Out Loud handout. 3) Begin memorizing your poem!

Honors English 10: 1) Complete Part II of the Poetry Out Loud handout. 2) Learn six lines (or more) of your poem by heart. 3) Complete the Holocaust Museum & Storytelling handout.

due Friday, February 9
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected bool for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Complete Part I of the Poetry Out Loud handout. 3) Learn by heart the first three lines (or more) of your poem.

due Thursday, February 8
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Bring a hard copy of your poem to class!

Honors English 10: 1) Complete Part I of the Poetry Out Loud handout. 2) Begin memorizing your poem! 3) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, February 7
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Bring a hard copy of your poem to class!

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Twenty-Four of The Odyssey. 2) Find a poem you would like to memorize and recite on the Poetry Out Loud website. Bring a hard copy--printed or copied by hand--to class. You may choose from the following writers:
  • The "major" British Romantic poets: William Blake, Lord Byron (George Gordon), Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth
  • Other writers from this period: Aphra Behn, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, George Eliot, Queen Elizabeth I, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Herrick, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Julia Ward Howe, Frances Anne Kemble, Mary Lamb, Leticia Elizabeth Landon, Emma Lazarus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christopher Marlowe, Andrew Marvell, Herman Melville, Thomas Love Peacock, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Christina Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Sir Philip Sidney, Ann Taylor, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, Dorothy Wordsworth, Sir Thomas Wyatt

due Tuesday, February 6
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Find a poem you would like to memorize and recite from the Poetry Out Loud website. Bring a hard copy--printed or copied by hand--to class.

due Monday, February 5
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Write a new imitation of the Girl Who Drank the Moon passage. It will be collected! 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal!

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Twenty-Three of The Odyssey.

due Friday, February 2
English 10 (Epsilon): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Reread and annotate "Fences" using the following questions:
1. When does the writer zoom in and slow down time and when does he zoom through time? Why do each?
2. How does he create humor, especially on page 3?
3. What does he do to suggest a "so what?" in the writing?

Honors English 10: Finish responding to questions 1-6 on the Odyssey Book Twenty-Two handout.

due Thursday, February 1
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Reread and annotate "Fences." What do you notice about how the text was written? 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Twenty-Two of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, January 31
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Reread and annotate "Fences." What do you notice about how the text was written? 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: If necessary, finish the Reading Response Assignment for Book Twenty-One of The Odyssey.

due Tuesday, January 30
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

due Monday, January 29
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your goal! 2) Finish typing and polishing your narrative snapshot.

Honors English 10: Read Lombardo's summary of Book Twenty. Read and annotate Book Twenty-One of The Odyssey.

due Friday, January 26
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your weekly goal!

Honors English 10: Review Book Nineteen of The Odyssey. Take notes on Odysseus and Penelope's conversational turns. What do they say to one another? Why do they say it?

due Thursday, January 25
English 10 (Alpha): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your weekly goal!

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Nineteen of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, January 24
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your weekly goal!
Honors English 10: Read and annotate the sections of Books Sixteen, Seventeen, and Eighteen of The Odyssey that are not abridged by Lombardo (see handout).

due Tuesday, January 23
English 10 (all): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. Meet your weekly goal!

due Monday, January 22
English 10 (all): 1) Complete a draft of your snapshot moment. 2) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Head straight to the MPR after Beta period on Monday.

due Friday, January 19
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish your imitation of the sentence we studied from A Long Walk to Water.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Thirteen of The Odyssey.

due Thursday, January 18
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Reread and annotate the sentence from A Long Walk to Water. What do you notice about how the sentence was written?

Honors English 10: Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, January 17
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish your imitation of the sentence we studied from A Long Walk to Water.

Honors English 10: Write a response to one of the discussion questions from class today. In your writing, refer to the text of The Odyssey--specifically Book Twelve--and your own experience (if the question allows it).
  • When is dissent against a wiser being okay?
  • Why is Odysseus still loyal to his crew?
  • Does a good leader tell his followers everything?
  • When should we do the bidding of our own heart? (Consider Polyphemus saying he does the bidding of his own heart as well as Circe telling Odysseus to let his heart decide which route to take after passing the Sirens.)

due Tuesday, January 16
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

due Friday, January 12
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

Honors English 10: Write a response to one of the discussion questions from class today. In your writing, refer to the text of The Odyssey--specifically Book Eleven--and your own experience (if the question allows it).
  • Is life worth living if you do not enjoy it?
  • How do the people in one's past affect the decisions they make today?
  • Does Odysseus have bad luck or make bad decisions?
  • "By god, I'd rather slave on earth for another man [...] than rule down here over all the breathless dead" (11.556-558). Do you agree with Achilles?

due Thursday, January 11
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Twelve of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, January 10
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.
Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Eleven of The Odyssey.

due Tuesday, January 9
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for 10 min. (or more). 2) Practice reading like a writer by analyzing and annotating snapshot moment #1.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Read your self-selected book for 10 min. (or more). 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

due Monday, January 8
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Bring a self-selected book to class. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Practice reading like a writer by analyzing and annotating snapshot moment #1. 2) Bring a self-selected book to class. 3) Get a writing notebook/journal.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Ten of The Odyssey. 2) Final draft of Hebrew Bible essay due at 11:59pm. Make sure the paper is polished and all comments are cleared. Make sure the document is in MLA format.

due Friday, January 5
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Reread the Black Boy excerpt and mark what you notice about how this text was written. Use the questions below for guidance. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday. 3) Bring a self-selected book to class.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Bring a self-selected book to class. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Nine of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Final draft of Hebrew Bible essay due Monday at 11:59pm.

due Thursday, January 4
SNOW DAY!

due Wednesday, January 3
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Reread the Black Boy excerpt and mark what you notice about how this text was written. Use the questions below for guidance. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday. 3) Bring a self-selected book to class.

Reading a Story Like a Writer--Some Questions to Consider
  • How does the title--if there is one--invite you as a reader and fit the story?
  • What kind of lead did the writer choose: action, dialogue, reflection, or description? What does the lead do for you as a reader?
  • What does the writer do to help you make a movie behind your eyelids? What sensory details help you to be there, in the scene, and see, hear, and feel it?
  • Do any things help reveal the writer and this time and place in his or her life?
  • What kinds of diction choices--especially verbs--bring the story to life?
  • Is there dialogue? Does it sound real? What does it reveal about people, their feelings, and their relationships?
  • Is there a climax, or high point, to the action? How can you tell what it is?
  • How and where does the writer describe thoughts and feelings and invite you into his or her head and heart?
  • What's the theme or so what? How does it grow from the writer's thoughts and feelings?
  • How does the conclusion affect you as a reader--what feeling or insight does it leave you with, and how did the writer achieve it?
  • What else do you notice, like, and want to remember as you prepare to write a story of your own?


due Tuesday, December 19
English 10 (all): Outline all the claims, evidence, and warrants needed to solve "The Lunchroom Murder." [HINT: You'll need (at least) two claims to solve the case.]

Honors English 10: Outline all the claims, evidence, and warrants needed to solve "The Lunchroom Murder." [HINT: You'll need (at least) two claims to solve the case.]

due Friday, December 15
English 10 (all): No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

Honors English 10: 1) Complete the Reading Response Assignment for Book Eight of The Odyssey. (See December 13 below for a PDF of the assignment.) 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Thursday, December 14
English 10 (Alpha): Finish responding to the questions about "Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond."
1. What was the purpose of the article according to the New York Times?
2. Why did some people criticize the article? Give two reasons.
"On the one hand, some said _. Others added _."
"Many readers disapproved of the article. Some said _. Others said _."
3. Why did some readers praise the article?
"On the other hand, some readers thought _."
"However, other readers thought _."
4. Did the article accomplish its purpose? Why? Was the article worth writing? Why?

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Eight of The Odyssey. Find out what happens in Book Seven. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, December 13
English 10 (Epsilon): Finish the Reading Response Assignment for "A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland." Remember to write about two different sentences.
English 10 (Eta): Finish responding to the questions about "Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond."
1. What was the purpose of the article according to the New York Times?
2. Why did some people criticize the article? Give two reasons.
"On the one hand, some said _. Others added _."
"Many readers disapproved of the article. Some said _. Others said _."
3. Why did some readers praise the article?
"On the other hand, some readers thought _."
"However, other readers thought _."
4. Did the article accomplish its purpose? Why? Was the article worth writing? Why?

Honors English 10: No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

due Tuesday, December 12
English 10 (all): No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

due Monday, December 11
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Finish reading "A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland." Write a paragraph-length response to the article, keeping in mind Adichie's "Danger of a Single Story."
English 10 (Epsilon): Finish watching "The Danger of a Single Story." Take notes. Write a paragraph-length response to the talk.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Six of The Odyssey.

due Friday, December 8
Honors English 10: 1) In Book Five we see Odysseus "on stage" for the first time. How does the presentation of him there confirm, contradict, or qualify the idea of him you formed in Books 1-4? 2) If necessary, finish the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Thursday, December 7
English 10 (Alpha): Write an imitation of Passage #3 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Five of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, December 6
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Write an imitation of Passage #3 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout.

due Monday, December 4
English 10 (all): Finish your imitation of Passage #1 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout. Then, analyze Passage #2 and write an imitation of it as well.

Honors English 10: 1) Read Books Three and Four of The Odyssey. Annotate Book Four. 2) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due by 10am via Drive.

due Friday, December 1
English 10 (Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7. 2) Write a reflection on/response to Wednesday's discussion.

due Thursday, November 30
English 10 (Alpha): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Two of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due Monday, December 4th.

due Wednesday, November 29
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate "The Problem of 'Living in the Present.'"
English 10 (Eta): Complete #1-3 of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book One of The Odyssey. 2) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due Monday, December 4th.

due Tuesday, November 28
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Monday, November 27
English 10 (all): Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Honors English 10: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

due Tuesday, November 21
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Write a response to "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," including 1) a summary of Singer's argument, and 2) whether you agree and why.

due Monday, November 20
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read and annotate the rest of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Epsilon): Write a response to "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," including 1) a summary of Singer's argument, and 2) whether you agree and why.

Honors English 10: Finish the "Working the Prompt" section of the Hebrew Bible essay packet. In addition, complete the pre-writing for part I. It is not necessary to complete a draft of part I yet.

due Friday, November 17
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read and annotate to the end of paragraph 14 of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read and annotate the rest of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

due Thursday, November 16
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread Exodus 31:12 - 35. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, November 15
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate to the end of paragraph 14 of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Exodus 31:12 - 35. Skim 36-40.

due Tuesday, November 14
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."

due Monday, November 13
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.
English 10 (Epsilon): Print out your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay and bring it to class.

Honors English 10: Skim Exodus 21-31 (i.e., read the chapters, but there's no need to annotate).

due Thursday, November 9
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz. 2) Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 19 and 20 of Exodus. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz.

due Wednesday, November 8
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz. 2) Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 13-18 of Exodus.

due Tuesday, November 7
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): If necessary, finish the individual work section of the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

due Monday, November 6
English 10 (Alpha): Write notes for what we can include in the explanation for our whole class example on the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Epsilon): Complete the individual work section of the Writing Explanations handout. Also, if necessary, finish both 2 and 3 in the partner work section.

Honors English 10: 1) Final draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due by 10am. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

due Thursday, November 2
English 10 (Alpha): Complete the Mama's Values Argument assignment.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 5-12 of Exodus. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Final draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due Monday, November 6th at 10am.

due Wednesday, November 1
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and name the moves on the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Eta): Complete the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 1-4 of Exodus.

due Tuesday, October 31
English 10 (Alpha): If necessary, finish Character Analysis for Mama.
English 10 (Eta): None.
English 10 (Epsilon): Complete the Mama's Values Argument assignment.

due Monday, October 30
English 10 (all): Complete the Character Analysis handout for Mama from "Everyday Use."

Honors English 10: Finish thoughtfully responding to the Genesis 37-50 questions.

due Friday, October 27
English 10 (Alpha): Which character do you like the most--Mama, Dee, or Maggie? Why?
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): None

Honors English 10: What is Genesis really about? Write a description of the overall narrative arc of the book. Then, try to explain the deeper story being told.

due Thursday, October 26
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Finish reading and annotating "Everyday Use." 2) If necessary, finish the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 37-50 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 25
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate paragraphs 17 through 54 of "Everyday Use."
English 10 (Eta): 1) Finish reading and annotating "Everyday Use." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 37-50 of Genesis.

due Tuesday, October 24
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): 1) Read and annotate through paragraph 16 of "Everyday Use." 2) Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments. Complete them by Wednesday to earn some credit.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read and annotate through paragraph 12 of "Everyday Use." 2) Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments. Complete them by Wednesday to earn some credit.

due Monday, October 23
English 10 (all): If necessary, finish typing the first draft of your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. It should be a complete draft!

Honors English 10: 1) Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 25-35. 2) Second draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay.

due Friday, October 20
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Finish writing a complete draft of your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Finish writing a complete draft of your "What Makes us Who We Are?" essay.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 25-35 of Genesis. 2) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites. 3) Second draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due Monday.

due Thursday, October 19
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Complete the "story outline" for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 25-35 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites due by Friday, October 20th.

due Wednesday, October 18
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete the "story outline" for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 12-22 and 24 of Genesis. (Want to get ahead? The next reading assignment is chapters 25-35.) 2) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites due by Friday, October 20th.

due Tuesday, October 17
English 10 (all): Write two pages in response to the questions you chose to write about for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. If you've completed that, work on the "story outline" of your essay.

due Monday, October 16
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Complete the "Character Value Analysis--Composing an Argument" handout. 2) Write two pages in response to the questions you chose to write about for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete the "Character Value Analysis--Composing an Argument" handout.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 12-22 and 24 of Genesis.

due Friday, October 13
English 10 (all): 1) Complete pre-writing for the "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. In particular, 1. choose which questions you're going to respond to, 2. choose which sources you're going to use, and 3. write some initial thoughts about the questions you choose. 2) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions.

Honors English 10: Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 6-9, 11.

due Thursday, October 12
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Draft a counterargument and response for the mini-argument we started in class. 2) If necessary, finish the Character Value Analysis handout. 3) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions are due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 6-9 and 11 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 11
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) If necessary, finish the Character Value Analysis handout. 2) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions are due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 6-9 and 11 of Genesis. 2) First draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay (via Google Drive).

due Tuesday, October 10
English 10 (all): 1) Complete the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3 (Eta period students, see below). 2) Make up any missing assignments. 3) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions due by Friday, October 13th.

Eta period students: I didn't give you Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3 before you left for the long weekend. The two sentences in the warm-up are below. Please copy them onto a piece of paper and a) put parenthesis around any prepositional phrases, b) label the parts of the sentence, c) label the part of speech of each word, and d) diagram the sentence.

1. The very hungry student begged throughout the crowded MPR.
2. The savvy sophomores trekked across the Mall before the tour.

due Friday, October 6, 2017
English 10 (all): Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 1-5. 2) Reread chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis. 3) First draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due (via Google Drive) by Wednesday.

due Thursday, October 5, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Complete "What Do You Consider Good?"

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 1-5 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 4, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete "What Do You Consider Good?"

Honors English 10: Compose an outline or plan for your Book Thief and Storytelling essay. Include your thesis, the major sections of the essay's body, and the details/quotations/examples you'll use.

due Tuesday, October 3, 2017
English 10 (all): Respond to the Eleanor Roosevelt quotation by answering the following questions: a) What is Roosevelt basically saying? (i.e., paraphrase the quotation) b) Do you agree with her claims? Why? Provide an example to support your thinking.

due Monday, October 2, 2017
English 10 (all): Complete Sentence Diagramming Exercise #2.

Honors English 10: Compose a provisional thesis for your Book Thief and Storytelling essay.

due Friday, September 29, 2017
English 10 (all): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on ONE (or more!) of the following questions:
  • Who is more important in forming the social me, oneself or others?
  • Is there a "real me" apart from my social selves?
  • Can someone have a personal code of honor?

Honors English 10: Final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due in hard copy by the end of the school day.

due Thursday, September 28, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): None.

Honors English 10: 1) Work on final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due Friday, in hard copy, by the end of the school day. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 27, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): None.

Honors English 10: Work on final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due Friday.

due Tuesday, September 26, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

due Monday, September 25, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

Honors English 10: Write a paragraph explaining why Death tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Death (& Liesel), b) its effect on its intended (i.e., us), and c) its function and significance for our society.

due Friday, September 22, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

Honors English 10: Write two paragraphs about The Word Shaker: 1. What comment or generalization does this story make about the power of words? 2. Explain why Max tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Max & Liesel, b) its effect on its intended audience, and c) what's happening in The Book Thief when Max writes it.

due Thursday, September 21, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #1.

Honors English 10: 1) Write two paragraphs about The Standover Man: 1. Explain what a "standover man" is and its importance for Max. 2. Explain why Max tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Max, b) its effect on its intended audience, and c) what's happening in The Book Thief when Max writes it.

due Wednesday, September 20, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate the first paragraph of "The Social Me."
English 10 (Eta): Read and annotate the second paragraph of "The Social Me."

Honors English 10: Reread and annotate Max's book The Word Shaker (pp. 445-450). Thinking/annotation focus: What comment or generalization does this passage make about the power of words?

due Tuesday, September 19, 2017
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on the following questions: What do you think "success" means? How does your race affect your success?
English 10 (Epsilon): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on the following questions: Do certain people realize their "full potential" sooner/later, or in a different way, than others? How can this relate to race or class?

due Monday, September 18, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish reading and annotating "The Color of Success."

Honors English 10: Finish/revise today's in-class writing and type a copy (using MLA format!). Submit your draft via Google Drive. Feel free to turn in a hard copy as well.

due Friday, September 15, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Read and annotate the first seven paragraphs of "The Color of Success."
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read to the section break on page 142 in "The Color of Success." Answer the following questions: 1. According to Watts, what does Shelby Steele argue about individualism and racial identification? 2. What is Watts' response to Steele's argument? Why does he think this? 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #1.
English 10 (Eta): Read to the section break on page 142 in "The Color of Success." Answer the following questions: 1. According to Watts, what does Shelby Steele argue about individualism and racial identification? 2. What is Watts' response to Steele's argument? Why does he think this?

Honors English 10: Complete the new chart for figurative language analysis, reading p. 262-263 of The Book Thief (Liesel and the mayor's wife)--or whichever passage you're working with.

due Thursday, September 14, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Using "Just Walk on By," reflect in writing on the three identity questions we considered earlier: To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us?

Honors English 10: 1) Finish drafting your figurative language analysis paragraph re the description of Frau Diller's shop. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 13, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Using "Just Walk on By," reflect in writing on the three identity questions we considered earlier: To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us?

Honors English 10: Complete the Book Thief figurative language graphic organizer and answer the question at the end.

due Tuesday, September 12, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish reading and annotating "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."

due Monday, September 11, 2017
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): Read and annotate through paragraph 5 of "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."
English 10 (Eta): Read and annotate through paragraph 3 of "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."

Honors English 10: Add to the writing you've done the last two nights--EITHER a) Describe and explain an example of something being right in one situation and wrong in another; explain what makes the difference (between the action being right in one case and wrong in the other) OR b) Write a paragraph describing how your thoughts on making decision between right and wrong have changed based on our recent conversations.

due Friday, September 8, 2017
English 10 (all): Write a 1/2 page (or more) reflection on the following question(s): To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us? Use examples from Absolutely True Diary... and your experience to support your ideas.

Honors English 10: Write an argument evaluating Hans Hubermann's choice to take in and hide Max. In other words, respond to the question, "Was it right for Hans Hubermann to take in and hide Max?"

due Thursday, September 7, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part Two number 1.

Honors English 10: 1) Compose one paragraph explaining how you go about making decisions between right and wrong. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 6, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part Two number 1.

Honors English 10: 1) Write a thoughtful, one-page (double-spaced if typed) response to our conversation(s) today. You can take this in any of several directions: discuss why you agree or disagree with the thesis your group worked with (or the thesis your group didn't work with), investigate the issue of identity for Junior in particular or in general (to what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? to what extent do we determine it ourselves? to what extent is it determined by others around us?). 2) Bring The Book Thief to class.

due Tuesday, September 5, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part One.

due Friday, September 1, 2017
English 10 (all): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part One number 3.

Honors English 10: Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

due Thursday, August 31, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions from today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

Honors English 10: Re-view Absolutely True Diary.... Find a scene/situation/passage in the text that raises an interesting question. Briefly describe the scene/situation OR paraphrase/quote the passage, THEN state your question. Add your question to the shared Google doc by 7am.

due Wednesday, August 30, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

Honors English 10: Given all the texts we have examined so far--what many adults say, John Green's introduction to Crash Course Literature, and Christopher Nelson's blog post--what is the most convincing reason why one should read literature? Explain your choice; use your experience to support your response.

due Tuesday, August 29, 2017
English 10: Re-view Absolutely True Diary.... Find a scene/situation/passage in the text that raises an interesting question. Briefly describe the scene/situation OR paraphrase/quote the passage, THEN state your question. Add your question to the shared Google doc by 7am.

due Monday, August 28, 2017
English 10: 1) Given all the texts we have examined so far--what many adults say, what your parent/guardian says, John Green's introduction to Crash Course Literature, and Christopher Nelson's blog post--what is the most convincing reason why one should read literature? Explain your choice; use your experience to support your response. 2) Find and bookmark your favorite section of Absolutely True Diary...

Honors English 10: Respond to the questions on the "Why Should We Read Literature?" handout.

due Friday, August 25, 2017
English 10: How are Green's reasons for reading (literature) similar to and/or different from ones we listed? Does your experience confirm or contradict them?

due Thursday, August 24, 2017
English 10: 1) Interview a parent/guardian about why s/he wants you to read books. Write a brief paragraph summarizing his/her response.
2) Bring Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to class.

Honors English 10: 1) Watch the intro to Crash Course Literature. Take notes on Green's reasons why people should read literature.
2) Bring Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to class.







The links below lead to the homework calendars for English 10 & Honors English 10.

English 10

Honors English 10