English 10 & Honors English 10

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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